Sehwag Bats for Kabaddi as dates for First Edition of Indo International Premier Kabaddi League (IPKL) announced
NKFI & DSPORT today announced dates for the first edition of the Indo International Premier Kabaddi League (IPKL), a brand new sporting league which for the first time ever in India, will also share a part of its revenue with players, besides their assured salaries and prize money.Former Indian cricket great Virender Sehwag was also there to unveil the logo and showed his love and support for the game At a glittering ceremony in the National Capital, the dashing former opening batsman said, “It pained the whole nation including myself to see India lose their golden stranglehold in the Kabaddi competition at the Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games. Kabaddi is a pride of the country including many such indigenous sports which all of us at some point grew up playing. When the organizers of IPKL came to me, I felt their ideas and passion would certainly help us regain our place at the pedestal of Asian and world Kabaddi. I wish the IPKL and all players all the very best in this new journey.” Pune, Mysore and Bengaluru. There will be a total of 44matches in season one, which will feature eight teams and a total of 160 players, including 16 foreign signings. All players were selected post rigorous selection trials conducted throughout the country which were open to all. The league will be broadcast on DSPORT (English) MTV & MTV HD+ (Hindi) DDSport ( Hindi) as well as several regional networks .MTV, India’s No 1 Youth Entertainment brand and the Hindi broadcast partner of the league, is a dynamic and vibrant blend of music and pop culture. With a global reach of more than half-billion households, MTV is a cultural home to millennials catering to their interests and mind-sets. Over the years, MTV has moved beyond the realms of music and secured a niche in creating alternate passion points for youth including live sports such as MMA, ESports etc.