The kabaddi season in Maharashtra is in full swing and the kabaddi community in the state is buzzing. Adding to their excitement, SportVot in affiliation with the Mumbai Upnagar Kabaddi Association, launched its second Kabaddi tournament, the SportVot District Kabaddi Club Championship.
The SportVot District Kabaddi Club Championship is set to commence on January 21 and will conclude on January 26, 2023. The tournament will host 64 teams in the open category in the men’s and women’s section, with 24 teams in the Men’s A division.
The most popular and successful clubs from Mumbai - Swastik Krida Mandal, Abhinav Krida Mandal, Parle Sport Club - have registered for the tournament along with other elite Kabaddi clubs. The championship tournament in its inaugural season will provide a platform to more than 1,100 emerging kabaddi athletes from Mumbai Suburbs.
SportVot also co-organised the Maha Mumbai Kabaddi League in affiliation with the Mumbai Upnagar Kabaddi Association in August 2022. The league experienced immense success and support from the Kabaddi community leading to many athletes from the league cementing their positions in the following Maharashtra State Ajinkyapad Selection Tournaments.
After the success of the Maha Mumbai Kabaddi League, this is SportVot’s second venture into Kabaddi as a tournament organiser. SportVot CEO, Mr Sidhhant Agarwal, expressed, “Our experience of co-creating the Maha Mumbai Kabaddi League was really inspiring. The fact that we could provide a platform for so many talented Kabaddi athletes from Mumbai was surreal. Now, we find it only apt to come up with another tournament that can help us empower these local kabaddi athletes and give them the opportunity and the global platform that they deserve."
"We have a long-standing association with the Mumbai Upnagar Kabaddi Association and we are glad to have their support in this journey of empowering Kabaddi across Maharashtra starting with Mumbai suburbs. We are looking forward to some stellar performances and discovering some amazing athletes,” Agarwal added.
The tournament is set to host several of Mumbai’s most sought-after players, with Abhishek Nar, Bharat Karangutkar, Ashish Mohite, Akash Arsul, Sayali Jadhav and many others taking the mat.
Where to watch SportVot District Kabaddi Club Championship live in India?
The SportVot District Kabaddi Club Championship will be digitised and live-streamed on the SportVot app in India.
There will be no telecast of the SportVot District Kabaddi Club Championship on any TV channels.
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