Report Wire - Nine years after Pro Kabaddi League, Women’s Kabaddi League may turn out to be a actuality

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Nine years after Pro Kabaddi League, Women’s Kabaddi League may turn out to be a actuality

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Nine years after Pro Kabaddi League, Women’s Kabaddi League could become a reality

Mashal Sports, the organisers of Pro Kabaddi League, introduced right this moment that they’re exploring the launch of an annual skilled league for ladies’s kabaddi on related strains as the boys’s PKL, which is now in its tenth yr. The league is prone to be referred to as the Women’s Kabaddi League.

While the organisers didn’t say what number of groups they had been planning to have within the first season, the organisers have beforehand tried holding a three-team check event, referred to as Women’s Kabaddi Challenge, in 2016. The three groups had been referred to as Firebirds, IceDivas and StormQueens.

“Our plans for a professional women’s kabaddi league are based on the success we have seen in the men’s league and our commitment to grow kabaddi as a modern world-class sport from India. We will be working with our various stakeholders, including the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) and the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) to launch the women’s league,” stated Anupam Goswami, CEO of Mashal Sports & League Commissioner, Pro Kabaddi League.

“Ever since the launch of Pro Kabaddi League in 2014, women kabaddi players in India have aspired to a professional kabaddi league of their own. Now, a women’s version of PKL will be a big dream come true for every woman kabaddi athlete in India, and also for women kabaddi athletes from other countries,” stated V Tejeswini Bai, who captained the successful StormQueens crew on the Women’s Kabaddi Challenge in 2016. Tejeswini is among the many Arjuna Award-winning ladies kabaddi gamers from India. She captained the Indian ladies’s crew the final time it received the gold medal on the Asian Games, at Incheon in 2014.

Pardeep Narwal, the best point-scoring raider in Pro Kabaddi, added: “The quality and popularity of Pro Kabaddi League has enabled us to acquire pride and respect as kabaddi players. I know that a women’s PKL will guarantee the same recognition and reward for our women athletes.”