London: It’s quintessentially Indian but Kabaddi is all set to make waves across three continents with the first-of-its-kind World Kabaddi League starting here today as Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha will add a dash of glamour to the ambitious event.
Featuring eight teams, including one from Pakistan, the tournament will be played for four months in USA, England, Canada, UAE and India. What makes it unique is the presence of international players in all the teams, two of them co-owned by Akshay (Khalsa Warriors) and Sonakshi (United Singhs).
The matches will be of four quarters of 12 minutes each with a three-minute break between the first and second and the third and fourth quarters.
Live today: World Kabaddi League on Sony Six & Sony Six HD, 17:15
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