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LAHORE – Pakistan will host its first-ever “Super Kabaddi League Kabaddi” (SKL) in May this year, confirmed Rana Sarwar, General Secretary Pakistan Kabbadi Federation while talking to Daily Pakistan here on Monday.

The mega event is scheduled to start from May 2 and would culminate on May 10 in Lahore’s Sports Complex near Gaddafi Stadium. “Players from Sri Lanka, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Japan, Bangladesh, and Kenya have already confirmed their participation”, Sarwar added.

“We are waiting for India’s response to this development as we have also extended an invitation to the neighboring country for Pakistan’s maiden SKL”, he maintained.

Haider Dawood, Chairman Super Kabaddi League, said total eight franchised based teams representing cities of Lahore, Multan, Gujrat, Karachi, Islamabad, Gwadar, Faisalabad and Peshawar will be featuring in the inaugural edition of SKL.

The opening ceremony of the grand event will be held on May 1 at Alhamra Art Center. Hopefully, two more teams will be added to the list of the franchises, Haider explained.

The complete schedule of the matches and squads will be announced later this week, however, the contests will start at 7 pm (PST). “All the matches will be played in Lahore”, he added.

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“The draft for the inaugural edition of SKL will take place in Lahore on April 24,” he informed.

Kabbadi giants see the Super Kabaddi League, a parallel competition to already existing Pro Kabaddi League which has been thriving successfully in India since 2014.

Kabaddi game is very famous in Asia, Europe, and America and it also became a part of Asian Games in 1990.