Kabaddi

  • Abhishek Bachchan: Can't believe we won Pro Kabaddi League; hard work of the boys came through Yesterday

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor-producer, whose Pro Kabaddi League franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers won the final match against U Mumba, says the victory feels like a dream. "Last night feels like a dream. Can't believe that we won the Pro Kabaddi League. All the hard work of the boys, coach and staff came...
  • Amitabh Bachchan takes to Twitter to express excitement as Jaipur Pink Panthers wins Pro-Kabaddi title Yesterday

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan owned Jaipur Pink Panthers lifted the winner's trophy at the Star Sports Pro-Kabaddi League finale Sunday by defeating U Mumba. The finale took place at the NSCI Stadium here. As soon as the tournament ended, Abhishek's father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: "WE ARE CHAMPIONS OF PRO...
  • Jaipur Pink Panthers win Pro Kabaddi League title Yesterday

    Mumbai: Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the final to emerge triumphant in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League at the NSCI Stadium here on Sunday. The franchise owned by Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan scored a 35-24 victory in an action-packed summit...
  • Table-toppers Khalsa Warriors to face Lahore Lions 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Khalsa Warriors and Lahore Lions, the only two unbeaten teams in the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League (WWKL) will clash in the first of the four clashes scheduled for the weekend at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Both teams have an all-win record from the three matches they have...
  • Indian men's kabaddi team grouped with Pakistan in Asian Games August 25, 2014

    The Indian men's kabaddi team, which would be bidding for its seventh straight gold in next month's Asian Games, has been pooled along side arch-rivals Pakistan in Group A of the competition. The other two teams in Group A of the men's competition are Bangladesh and Thailand, as per the draw...
  • WKL: United Singhs smash California Eagles in a stiff competition August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: United Singhs knocked down a stiff defence put up by California Eagles to win their second match 60-54 in the World Kabaddi League on Saturday. The Sonakshi Sinha-owned team started on a high note and remained in lead position throughout but the Eagles levelled the score in the third...
  • Jaipur beat Delhi to assure semis berth in Pro Kabaddi League August 22, 2014

    Making dents in the strong defence of Dabang Delhi through fine raids by Maninder Singh and Jasvir Singh, hosts Pink Panthers Jaipur posted a fine 41-31 victory to assure a berth in the semifinal of the Pro Kabaddi League. It were Dabang Delhi who were leading 18-16 at the breather but...
  • Jaipur beat Bengaluru 36-31 in Pro Kabaddi League August 20, 2014

    Hosts Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Bengaluru Bulls 36-31 in a keenly-contested match of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League to jump to the top of the leaderboard on Wednesday. There was plenty of stake attached with the game at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium here as the Bengaluru outfit were...
  • Telegu Titans thrash Dabang Delhi in Pro Kabaddi League August 19, 2014

    After proving their mettle in two matches in a row, Telegu Titans extended their dominance by thrashing Dabang Delhi 45-26 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Tuesday. This was the third win for Telegu Titans, claiming the fourth spot in the league table. Vizag also joined U Mumba by not losing...
  • Will Abhishek Bachchan be seen in a film based on Kabaddi? August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who owns Jaipur Pink Panthers, a franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League, may do a full-fledged movie on the sport. It may be too early to talk about the movie, but sources close to the project say it would be as inspirational a film about the game...
  • Punjab beat California 65-48 in World Kabaddi League August 17, 2014

    Birmingham: The "curfew" imposed by their coach after the opening loss paid off on Sunday for Punjab Thunder as they outplayed California Eagles 65-48 in their second match of the Wave World Kabaddi League here on Sunday. Punjab, who had lost to United Singhs in the opening match in London, came...
  • World Kabaddi League shifts finale from Mohali to Lahore August 17, 2014

    Birmingham: Trying hard to make an impression in its inaugural season itself, the Wave World Kabaddi League has shifted its grand finale from Mohali to Lahore but has cancelled its Mumbai leg fearing political controversies due to the presence of a Pakistan-based team on the roster. The organisers have re-jigged the...
  • Lahore Lions continue winning ways in World Kabaddi League August 16, 2014

    Birmingham: The Pakistan-based Lahore Lions continued to impress, staving off a stiff challenge from the Royal Kings USA in their second match of the ongoing World Kabaddi League on Saturday. The Lions won 62-50 in the first match of the tournament's Birmingham leg, the second of the six international cities where...
  • Dabang Delhi beat Bengaluru Bulls in Pro Kabaddi League August 14, 2014

    Recovering from their defeat against Puneri Paltan, Dabanag Delhi defeated Bengaluru Bulls 29-27 in a tightly-contested match of the Pro Kabaddi League at the Balewadi Sports Complex. After a 40-minute display of gravity defying stunts and hair raising tackles, and a bout of surprises, it was the Dabang's from Delhi who...
  • Pro Kabaddi League: Bengaluru Bulls end U Mumba's winning streak August 13, 2014

    Pune: Bengaluru Bulls handed U Mumba handed their first loss of the Pro Kabaddi League at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Wednesday. The final scoreline was 33-30 in Bulls' favour. Starting things off for U Mumba was the usual suspect Rishank Devadiga, ousting Bulls' Preetam Singh. The star raiders of both the teams...
  • Pro Kabaddi semis, final shifted to Mumbai August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The two semi-finals and final of the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League have been shifted out of Bangalore and will now be held at the National Sports Club of India's indoor stadium. "Previously slated to take place in Bengaluru, the semis and the final of the league changed its destination to...
  • Kabaddi making 'Millionaires' out of small-town boys August 13, 2014

    Birmingham: They are the quintessential small-town boys coming from humble households, whether India or elsewhere, but players participating in the ongoing Wave World Kabaddi League have gone on to become a globe-trotting bunch earning good money from their freelance assignments all over the world. Flashing wide grins and bank balances which...
  • We had 16 buyers for 8 kabaddi teams, says WKL Commissioner August 11, 2014

    London: Kabaddi may not compare to cricket in the glamour quotient but when it came to finding buyers for the eight franchises of the recently-launched World Kabaddi League, the organisers had 16 bidders to choose from, says the event's commissioner and former hockey player Pargat Singh. The Wave World Kabaddi League,...
  • World Kabaddi League: Lahore Lions outplay Vancouver Lions August 10, 2014

    London: They turned up quite jet-lagged after landing in the wee hours but Pakistan's Lahore Lions roared quite loud in their opening match of the World Kabaddi League, comprehensively beating Vancouver Lions on Sunday. The team, which landed in the city only past midnight and faced its fair share of logistical...
  • World Kabaddi League kicks off with a glittering ceremony August 9, 2014

    London: A Bollywood song and dance routine to kick off the proceedings, a live DJ to entertain the steady trickle of expats filled with nostalgia and some old-fashioned beat of the dhol reverberated at the famous O2 arena as the Wave World Kabaddi League kicked off on Saturday. The mega-structure which...
  • Pro Kabaddi league: Patna Pirates mark home territory with a win August 8, 2014

    Patna Pirates defeated Puneri Paltan 35-27 in their opening match at home in the inaugural Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League here on Thursday. The home side went into the match with a 2-2 win-loss ratio and Puneri Paltan did not give up easily. Even without their usual captain, the Pune team...
  • Pakistan to participate in Wave World Kabaddi League August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move towards normalizing sporting relations between India and Pakistan, a team from across the border -- Lahore Lions -- managed by the Government of Punjab will participate in the inaugural World Kabaddi League scheduled to begin in London on August 9. Under the leadership of Mian...
  • On day one, Pro Kabaddi League invited 10 times more viewers than FIFA World Cup August 3, 2014

    The first day telecast of the Pro Kabaddi League, promoted by Mashal Sports, attracted a whopping 22 million viewers - 10 times more than what the first match of the recently concluded Football World Cup 2014 had garnered. The league is being broadcast on Star Sports 1 and Star...
  • Jaipur register second straight win in Pro Kabaddi August 3, 2014

    Continuing their fine run in the city, Jaipur Pink Panther on Sunday thrashed Patna Pirates 40-18 to register their second win on the trot in the Pro Kabaddi at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. Maninder Singh was the star of their win as his powerful raids with 13 points...
  • Big Bazaar to connect the masses through kabaddi July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Future Retail entity Big Bazaar, a leading retailing chain, is aiming to connect the masses through associating the brand with kabaddi sport, a senior company official has said. "Kabaddi is a national sport and played by the masses particularly in rural India. So we came in close association with the...
  • Indian kabaddi captain sure of Asian Games gold July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Skipper Rakesh Kumar is confident that India would clinch the gold medal in men's kabaddi at the forthcoming Incheon Asian Games for the seventh time on the trot and feels the Pro Kabaddi League starting on Saturday will help the players ahead of the mega event. "I am pretty confident...
  • World Kabaddi League announces team franchise names and logos July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: World Kabaddi League (WKL), the first professional Kabaddi League of the world, on Thursday announced the franchisees names and logos of its teams in presence of Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal. The international-level league, slated to kick off on August 9, will have eight international teams including...