Kabaddi

  • There was, is and will always be only one Amitabh Bachchan: Abhishek Bachchan 9 hours 19 minutes ago

    Jaipur: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan today said his father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan has achieved a remarkable feat in the film industry and no one can match up to it. "There was, is and will always be only one Amitabh Bachchan. No one can reach that level... and that is why...
  • Kabaddi League's Vizag franchise launched 5 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: 'Telugu Titans', the Visakhapatnam franchise of Pro Kabaddi League, was launched on Friday. The team are owned by Srini Sreeramaneni of Core Green Group, Mahesh Kolli of Greenko Group and Gautham Nedurumalli of NED Group. The team jersey, the anthem and the logo were unveiled at the function. The city will be...
  • World Kabaddi League: Bollywood star Sonakshi Sinha co-owns United Singhs 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha on Wednesday announced her association with World Kabaddi League (WKL), for which she has bought the United Singhs team along with Britain's Hayre Group. She is the third celebrity to associate with the League after superstar Akshay Kumar and rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh. This is the...
  • Sonakshi Sinha is now a co-owner of a team in World Kabaddi League 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha is the latest celebrity to own a team in the World Kabaddi League after Akshay Kumar and Honey Singh. 'Dabangg' star Sonakshi has bought the United Singhs team along with The Hayre Group of UK in WKL, which is slated to begin from August 9 in London. ...
  • Rapper Honey Singh buys team in World Kabaddi League, names it Yo Yo Tigers July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Star rapper, Yo Yo Honey Singh is the latest celebrity after actor Akshay Kumar to buy a team in the World Kabbadi League which is scheduled to be held in five different countries from August to December this year. "I like action-based sports and kabbadi is my favourite. I...
  • Akshay Kumar urges fans to watch World Kabaddi League in August June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar, also a sports lover, is now promoting kabaddi by urging fans to watch the World Kabaddi League when it begins in August. "I'm a sports enthusiast, be it cricket, martial arts, hockey or kabbadi...that's no secret. I've always promoted fitness and sports. Cricket is already world famous...
  • Abhishek Bachchan meets Vasundhara Raje, discusses Kabaddi league June 16, 2014

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan on Monday made a courtesy call on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at the state secretariat in Jaipur, a CMO spokesman said. Bachchan discussed matters related to the International Kabaddi League with the Chief Minister, the spokesman said. Chairman of International Kabaddi Federation Janardan Singh was also present during...
  • Asiad star Rakesh Kumar gets highest bid in Pro Kabaddi League player auction May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Two-time Asian Games gold medal winner Rakesh Kumar emerged as the top money earner and was bought for Rs 12.80 lakh by Jaipur franchise Pink Panthers in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League player auction held on Tuesday. Raider Kumar, 32, employed with Northern Railways and was part of the Indian...
  • Pro Kabaddi league fixes players' auction on May 20 May 17, 2014

    The players' auction for the inaugural season of Pro Kabaddi League, promoted by Mashal Sports, will be held in Mumbai on May 20 and would see 96 players from 13 countries going under the hammer for the eight franchises. The auction would be hosted by Bob Hayton, who has over 30...
  • World Kabaddi League launched in India May 6, 2014

    The World Kabaddi League, aimed at raising the profile of the sport, was launched on in the presence of Deputy Punjab Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and former India hockey captain Pargat Singh. The league is all set for inauguration in mid-June at Thyagaraj Sports Complex here and will be played...
  • New league aims to give kabaddi professional foothold May 1, 2014

    As cricket continues to maintain a stranglehold on India's sporting landscape, the organisers of a new kabaddi league have taken a hands-on approach at dragging the quaint, indigenous game into the professional era. The success of India's IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament has spawned similar franchise-based competitions on a much smaller scale...
  • It's my dream to produce sports-based film: Abhishek Bachchan April 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Abhishek Bachchan, who recently announced his association with the Jaipur franchise of Pro-Kabaddi, a professional kabaddi league, has expressed interest in producing a movie around sports. "It's my dream to produce sports-based film. In India, we have not done justice to the sports genre (of films). The US is...
  • Indian kabaddi takes a big leap with first professional league March 16, 2014

    Mumbai: India's first professional kabaddi league, in which some well-known entrepreneurs have evinced interest as team owners, was on Friday launched with much fanfare at NSCI Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium in Worli. The league, Pro Kabaddi, is a joint initiative of industrialist Anand Mahindra and sports commentator Charu Sharma through...
  • World Cup winning woman kabaddi player sits on dharna for job February 5, 2014

    Vindhyavasini, a member of the Kabbadi World Cup winning team, on Wednesday staged a day-long dharna near the office of Bokaro Deputy Commissioner demanding that the government fulfil its promise of providing her a job. "I was promised a job by the government twice, the latest being by Chief Minister Hemant Soren...
  • Rajasthan clinches 61st National men's Kabaddi title January 25, 2014

    Rajasthan and Railways clinched the men's and women's titles respectively in the 61st Senior National Kabaddi Championship at Patliputra Sports Complex on Friday. In the men's final, Rajasthan beat Haryana by 27-25. The first half ended 14-13. Jasbir and Navneet were the main scorers for the winners even as Praveen and Surjeet...
  • 61st Senior National Kabaddi Championship to begin today January 21, 2014

    The 61st Senior National Kabaddi Championship will begin in Patna from Tuesday at the Patliputra Sports Complex stadium. Altogether 32 teams (16 men and 16 women) are taking part in the four-day championship. Matches will be played in two synthetic court laid in the indoor sports complex. Altogether 448 players are...
  • Big B to vie for top players for Kabaddi Premier League January 19, 2014

    Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is eyeing a team for the Kabaddi Premier League (KPL), auction of which would start in Patna next week, an official said. The actor's film production and event management company Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) will be among top franchisees besides Mahindra and Mahindra, ONGC, Air India...
  • India beat Pakistan to win Kabaddi World Cup title December 15, 2013

    Ludhiana: India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by nine points to win the Kabaddi World Cup final here on Saturday. The hosts were just two points (23-21) ahead at half-time, but took the decisive lead as the second-half began. They eventually defeated their traditional rivals 48-39. India and Pakistan will jointly host the next edition...
  • India, Pakistan to clash in men's Kabaddi World Cup final December 14, 2013

    Ludhiana: Traditional rivals India and Pakistan will clash in the finals of the men's draw of the Kabaddi World Cup here on Saturday. The Indian women's kabaddi team lifted the trophy on Thursday. The final match, to be played at the Guru Nanak Stadium here, will be witnessed by Punjab Chief...
  • India defeat NZ to win the Women's Kabaddi World Cup 2013 December 13, 2013

    Jalandhar: India clinched the women's Kabaddi World Cup championship for the third time in a row, defeating debutant New Zealand 49-21 in the summit clash played at Guru Gobind Singh sports complex on Thursday. The Indian eves led their New Zealand counterparts for most part of the match and held out...
  • India vs New Zealand in women's final of World Cup Kabaddi December 11, 2013

    Bathinda: India and New Zealand will meet in the women's final of World Cup Kabaddi in Jalandhar on Thursday after they defeated Pakistan and Denmark respectively in the semi-finals on Wednesday. In first semi-final, New Zealand beat Denmark by 44-25 points while India trounced Pakistan. Women teams from New Zealand and...
  • Sierra Leone, England win in Kabbadi World Cup December 4, 2013

    Gurdaspur: Sierra Leone Wednesday registered a decisive win defeating Scotland 58-25 in mens' Kabadi during the ongoing fourth World Cup Kabadi here. In womens' event England defeated Mexico 45-29. In the third match Pakistan defeated Denmark 77-22. Inaugurating the World Cup, Gurcharan Singh Babbehali, Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Nirmal Singh Kahlon, former...
  • Easy wins for Indian teams at Kabaddi World Cup December 4, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: Indian men registered their second win of the 2013 Kabaddi World Cup as they breezed past Spain in their group match while women's team defeated Kenya in an easy encounter here on Tuesday. India beat Spain 55-27 in their Pool A match at the Lajwanti Stadium. The Indian women...
  • Punjab to organise 4th World Kabaddi Cup October 21, 2013

    Chandigarh: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, while taking stock of preparations for the forthcoming World Cup Kabbadi to be held in Punjab from November 30 to December 14, said today that the invitations to the participating teams have already been sent. The opening ceremony would be held in Bathinda and...
  • Fourth Kabaddi World Cup from November 9-23 July 12, 2013

    Chandigarh: The 4th edition of the Kabaddi World Cup (men and women) will be held from November 9-23, with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday giving a go-ahead to its schedule. The inaugural function would be held at multipurpose stadium in Bathinda while the title clash will take place...
  • India win men, women kabaddi gold at Asian Indoor Games July 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men and women's kabaddi teams maintained their domination by winning a gold each in the 4th Asian Indoor Games at Incheon, South Korea, on Wednesday today. According to information received from the Chef De Mission, Ravi Kapoor, India have so far won five medals - two gold, two...
  • Punjab to host World Cup Kabaddi in November June 11, 2013

    Amritsar: Punjab Government will organise the 4th edition of World Cup Kabaddi (men and women) in November with 25 countries set to vie for a record prize money. Information and Public Relation Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that strict NADA anti-doping guidelines would be implemented in the tournament and Punjab would...
  • Which sport got richer by how much in Budget 2013-14 March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The increase of Rs 214 cr in the 2013-14 budget allocated to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has been welcomed with open arms by sportspersons and sports lovers alike. On that note, it's interesting to throw light on which sport has been allotted more to spend...
  • Indian men defeat Pakistan to lift Kabaddi World Cup title December 15, 2012

    Ludhiana (Punjab): For the third consecutive time, India won the men's final of the World Kabaddi Cup here on Saturday by crushing arch-rivals Pakistan 59-22. It was a one-sided match and Indian players dominated the game right from the beginning and maintained an initial lead till 9-0. With the title of...
  • India reach semis of Kabaddi World Cup December 11, 2012

    Mansa: The Indian men's team on Tuesday stormed into the semifinals of the 3rd Kabaddi World Cup, crushing Denmark 73-28 in a completely one-sided match here. Malaysia's women team surprised everyone by topping the pool after a 39-29 win over Turkmenistan. England were out of reckoning despite beating Afghanistan 64-21. At...