Top Indian players to compete at Car Fare Kabaddi Cup Dubai

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KS Bassi, Tarlochan Singh Gill, Sonia Majeed and Gaganpreet Singh with other dignitaries during a press conference.

Staff Report

The third edition of Car Fare Kabaddi Cup Dubai will be held on Friday (November 28) at the Dubai Police Officers, it was announced during a news conference in Dubai on Thursday.

The highly popular Kabaddi event will be held in association with Dubai Sports Council (DSC). Prominent Indian players including Mangat Singh Mangi and Sandeep Narwal and few Mexico-based players will compete at the Kabaddi Cup.

Six teams including Gill Lions, Kubain Kabaddi King, Shere Punjab, Bhagwanpur Warriors, Gurdaspur Lions and Springdale Soldiers will battle out for top honours at the one-day tournament. Gurdaspur Lions are the defending champions and will be looking to secure the second straight crown.

The tournament will begin at 8am with the final game scheduled to be held at 6pm. Winner of the tournament will get Dh31,000 while runners-up receive Dh21,000. Apart from the cup matches, two teams comprising Blue-collar worker will also participate in the event.

Kabbadi Cup Dubai is a brain-child of a prominent businessman and founder of Car Fair Group KS Bassi.

Speaking at the news conference Bassi said: “We are planning to host India versus Pakistan kabaddi match in the UAE next year.

“Though the match will be an exhibition one but the expat of both countries would love to see the players of Pakistan and India competing in Dubai.

“We are also planning to increase the number of the team for the tournament in coming years,” Bassi informed.

“The purpose of organising Kabaddi tournament in Dubai is to promote our traditions and culture through sports.”

Tarlochan Singh Gill, the owner of Gill Lions, said: “ We are positive about our team chances. Players competing in the event are professionals but we hope to perform better this time.”

Gaganpreet Singh CEO Exclusive Vibes Dubai said. “We are thankful to Dubai Police and Dubai Sports Council for their co-operation to organize this event.”

Sonia Majeed, a young aspiring professional singer based in Dubai, attended the press conference. Majeed, a Global Goodwill Ambassador and winner of International Peace Award, will also attend the Car Fare Kabaddi Cup while serving as a celebrity guest of honour. – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com