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Global kabaddi tourney begins tomorrow


Global kabaddi tourney begins tomorrow

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29

The state government will host the special edition of the International Kabaddi Tournament-2019 to mark the 550th Parkash Purb from December 1 at Guru Nanak Stadium, Sultanpur Lodhi.

Sports and Youth Services & NRI Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said the kabaddi extravaganza would be represented by over 160 players from nine countries.

“Eight countries, besides India, which are taking part in the tournament, are Australia, Canada, England, Kenya, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and US,” the minister said, adding that the Canadian team had got an NOC from the Union Government while the approval to Pakistan team is awaited and hopefully it would be issued soon. The minister announced that the winning team would be given a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh while the runners-up and the team clinching the third position would get Rs 15 lakh and Rs 10 lakh, respectively.

Divulging the tournament schedule, Rana Gurmit said the opening ceremony would be held at Guru Nanak Stadium, Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala, on December 1 and the closing ceremony will take place at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district on December 10.

He said Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh would be the chief guest at the closing ceremony and distribute prizes to winners. The other matches will be played at Guru Nanak Stadium, Amritsar, on December 3, Guru Ram Das Stadium, Guru Harsahai, Ferozepur, on December 4, Outdoor Sports Stadium, Bathinda, on December 5, Polo Ground, Patiala, on December 6. The minister said the semi finals would be held at Charan Ganga Stadium, Sri Anandpur Sahib, in Roop Nagar district on December 8 and finals would be played at Dera Baba Nanak on December 10.

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