New Delhi: NKFI & DSPORT on Wednesday announced dates for the first edition of the Indo International Premier Kabaddi League (IPKL), beginning from May 13 in Pune.
The IPKL will run from May 13 June 4 across three venues in Pune, Mysore and Bengaluru. There will be a total of 44 matches in season one, which will feature eight teams and a total of 160 players, including 16 foreign signings. All players were selected post rigorous selection trials conducted throughout the country which were open to all.
Former Indian cricket great Virender Sehwag here at a glittering ceremony in the national capital unveiled the logo said, "It pained the whole nation including myself to see India lose their golden stranglehold in the Kabaddi competition at the Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games.
Kabaddi is a pride of the country including many such indigenous sports which all of us at some point grew up playing. I wish the IPKL and all players all the very best in this new journey" said he.(UNI)