The International-level Global Kabaddi League 2018, that is to take place in Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Mohali and the second round matches would be organised at Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana from tomorrow onwards (October 24, 2018). In Ludhiana, the matches would be held in the hockey ground of PAU from October 24-29, 2018.In the inaugural session, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Punjab Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu would be the Chief Guest.While addressing a press conference here today, Chairman of Organising Committee cum MP Lok Sabha Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu informed that this league is being organised in the state under Mission Tandrust Punjab of the state government. He said that six kabaddi teams from across the globe namely Singh Warriors Punjab, Haryana Lions, Black Panthers, Delhi Tigers, Maple Leafs and California Eagles are competing. He informed that two matches each would be played everyday on October 24, 25, 26 and 29, while on October 27 & 28, three matches each would be played. The matches would start at 5 pm daily and would be held under flood lights.
The opening match in Ludhiana would be held between Singh Warriors Punjab and Maple Leafs Canada and second match would be held between California Eagles and Delhi Tigers.Mr Bittu said that the finals of this league would be held in Mohali and the team standing first would get a cash award of Rs 1 crore, team standing second would get Rs 50 lakh and team standing third would get Rs 25 lakh. He said that 70 percent players in this league are new players and dope test is being done daily.He informed that to promote sports amongst the youth, lucky draw for five mobile phones would be organised daily and a motorcycle would be given to winner of Lucy draw on final day. He informed that the coupons for lucky draw would be provided to the public at the entry gate and the lucky draw would be held at the end of matches everyday. He said that these coupons can be used for lucky draw of motorcycle as well.He was also accompanied by Mayor Mr Balkar Singh Sandhu, ADC (G) Mr Iqbal Singh Sandhu, Mr Amarjit Singh Tut, Mr Ranbir Singh Tut, Mr Yogesh Chhabra, Legal Advisor Mr Harpreet Sandhu, Mr Gurdev Singh Lapran, Mr Gurpreet Singh Gogi, besides several others.During the inaugural function at Ludhiana on October 24, 2018, Punjabi singer Parmish Verma would enthral the audience from 4:15 pm onwards. The entry for the matches would be free on all days.