IKF partners Star India to organise Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018

13 Jun,2018

By A Correspondent


The International Kabaddi Federation (IKF), with Star India as its broadcast partner, is organising a six nation Kabaddi tournament – Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018, supported by the Dubai Sports Council. The tournament, beginning on the June 22, will be a nine-day sporting event showcasing the best of Kabaddi action, as the six participating nations namely India, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Iran, Argentina and Kenya compete with one another in a Kabaddi battle of nations. The matches would be held at the Al Wasl Sports Club in Dubai and will be aired live at 8 pm IST on the Star Sports Network: SS2, SS2 HD, SS1 Hindi, SS1 Hindi HD, SS1 Tamil.


Said Janardan Singh Gehlot, President, International Kabaddi Federation:“Kabaddi is fast becoming a renowned sport globally, and we at IKF look forward to exploring options for a comprehensive international Kabaddi calendar that is active annually, successfully pinning Kabaddi across the world map. Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 is our first step in that direction and will elevate the stature of our sport considerably.We are thankful to the Dubai Sports Council as well as Star India for their strong role in making this happen.”


Speaking on the initiative, a Star India spokesperson said: “At Star India, it is our endeavour to foster a multisport culture in the country. In line with this, Kabaddi has always been close to us, given the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League.  We are excited about the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 and firmly believe it will give greater impetus to the sport in the international arena. Given the stature and strength of the participating teams, our viewers can expect top quality best Kabaddi action in exciting and entertaining matches.”



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