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Now pro kabaddi league opens doors for women

In April, The Amateur Kabaddi Federation Of India (AKFI) Held A Selection Camp In Mumbai For 60 Women Players From All States. The Trial Process Conducted Steadily Filtered Down The Numbers To Form Three Teams – Firebirds, Ice Divas And Storm Queens – Of 12 Players Each For The Pro Kabaddi League.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 27 Jun 2016, 04:32:23 PM

New Delhi :

In a first of its kind, the Pro Kabaddi League which started in 2014 has added another feather in its cap by introducing women to the ancient old Indian sport. In last few years, many sports league have mushroomed up but non for the women in India. The league for women will set a new bench mark for promoting sports in the country.  

In April, the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) held a selection camp in Mumbai for 60 women players from all states. The trial process conducted steadily filtered down the numbers to form three teams – Firebirds, Ice Divas and Storm Queens – of 12 players each for the Pro Kabaddi League.

Each team will play the other twice in a round robin format and by the end of the six matches, the second and third placed team will compete in a qualifier to figure who will play in the final against the round robin winners. The final will be played in Hyderabad just a little before the men’s final.

As of now, there is a plan of starting up a full-scale women’s league that will mirror the men’s edition. All three teams are in-house squads and haven’t been purchased by an owner, like in the men’s edition. The matches are set to commenced  from June 28. 

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First Published : 27 Jun 2016, 04:26:00 PM

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