- Grand Finale features Khalsa Warriors Vs United Singhs
- Champions to get Rs. 1.8 crore; runners-up to get Rs. 90 lacs
- 3rd place clash features California Eagles and Vancouver Lions
- Performances by famous Punjabi artists
- Soaring TV ratings of 40 million viewers
NewZNew (Mohali) : Khalsa Warriors and United Singhs are all set bring down the curtain on the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League with the Grand Finale scheduled for Saturday evening. After four months of exciting League matches four teams qualified for the semi-finals, from which Khalsa Warriors and United Singhs earned the right to battle it out for the Big Prize.
The two will face off on Saturday, November 22 at the International Hockey Stadium at Mohali. The final will be preceded by the third place play-off between the losing semi-finalists, California Eagles and Vancouver Lions.
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab and President Governing Council, Wave World Kabaddi League will be the Chief Guest for the occasion.
The Kabaddi action will be complimented with breathtaking performances by famous Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans and star cast of Punjabi movie ‘Happy Go Lucky’- Amrinder Gill and Gurpreet Guggi.
The winners of the final will pick up a whopping prize money of Rs. 1.8 crores and runners-up will settle for Rs. 90 lakhs.
The other awards for the evening will be third place prize of Rs. 45 lakhs and Rs. 21 lakhs for the fourth placed team.
There will also individual prizes:
The Best Raider and Best Stoppers awards will fetch the individuals Rs. 1 lakh each.
[blockquote author=”Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Pargat Singh, Commissioner, Wave WKL, said,” pull=”pullright”]“After witnessing an overwhelming response from the Kabaddi lovers from across the country and 15 weeks of travelling through various venues and cities we have reached the finale of the league. It is a proud moment for us and boosts our confidence to make the next season more exciting and challenging.”[/blockquote]
The league has witnessed a soaring TV viewership of 40 million viewers and 31 million viewers across the Hindi speaking regions along with amazing fan following in the stadia and social media will drive the final phase of Wave WKL to newer heights in the action-packed final stage.
Mr. Raman Raheja, CEO, Wave WKL, added, “We started out August 9 on a journey to find the first Champions of the World Kabaddi league and now we are proudly standing at this juncture when we are just a day away to crowning the champions of Wave WKL which brought together players from across the world. With Khalsa Warriors and United Singhs vying to the first Champions of the inaugural season of Wave World Kabaddi League, we are sure that the Final will be an exciting clash.”
The Wave WKL has travelled through seven different cities in two continents – Europe and Asia.
The Wave WKL matches have so far been held in spectacular locations like O2 Arena, London; LG Arena, Birmingham; Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium New Delhi; PAU Grounds in Ludhiana, Rajindra College Bathinda, Surjit Hockey Stadium Jalandhar, Guru Nanak Dev University Hockey Stadium, Amritsar, Hockey Stadium, Mohali and Aishbag Hockey Stadium in Bhopal.
The Wave WKL matches are broadcasted on Sony Six, the official broadcasting partner for the league in India.
PTC is the international TV Broadcast partner for Wave WKL across markets of North America, South America, United Kingdom and Canada. You Tube is the official global streaming partner of Wave WKL.
Wave World Kabaddi League fixtures for Mohali on November 22, 2014:
|3rd Place Play Off
|International Hockey Stadium, Phase-9 Mohali, Punjab
About Wave WKL (Wave World Kabaddi League)
The teams and the format:
Wave WKL has eight teams, which will play every other team three times for a total of 21 matches per team in the League. At the end of the League stage, the top four teams qualify for the semi-finals and the winners of the semis will play for the customised Wave World Kabaddi League Trophy and the cash prizes.
The eight teams are: Khalsa Warriors, California Eagles, United Singhs, Punjab Thunder, Lahore Lions, Vancouver Lions, Yo Yo Tigers and Royal Kings USA.
The Wave WKL was inaugurated in UK, where matches were held in London and Birmingham. The matches have since then been held in New Delhi and in various cities in Punjab. The Punjab cities, which have hosted the matches, are: Ludhiana, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Mohali and Amritsar.
Wave WKL aims to become the go-to brand when it comes to sports entertainment. Wave WKL as a brand embodies strength, power, agility and entertainment. The Wave WKL seeks to take an indigenous sport to the world and redefining it for the Indian audience.
It gives Kabaddi a ‘gladiatorial’ persona and seeks to carve a niche for itself in a manner similar to the well-established sports like Football, Hockey, WWE and Cricket. Wave WKL brand visual identity, tone and texture are global and aspirational.
The Commissioner of the Wave WKL is former India hockey captain, Pargat Singh, who has played for India at three Olympic Games and been the captain in two of them.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Wave WKL is Raman Raheja, a Sports and Entertainment Management professional with more than two decades of experience in Sport and Entertainment industries.
The Wave WKL matches are broadcast live on Sony Six, the official broadcasting partner for the league in India.
Wave WKL – offices in Chandigarh and Gurgaon
The Wave World Kabaddi League is a society registered with the registrar of firms & societies having its registered office at Chandigarh & Corporate office at Gurgaon.
The aim of the organization is to build a dynamic and sustainable global sports league that grows World Kabaddi League as a Professional sport and engages fans and business associates with world class sports entertainment with better value, experience and service.
The organization is committed towards driving mileage for a holistic ecosystem where fans transcend nationalities and actively participate amongst themselves, their teams and the league partners, thus becoming a truly global audience.
The society respects the rich tradition of Kabaddi and would simultaneously focus on making the sport contemporary.
The Wave WKL will take the sport to state of the art venues and provide the spectators and followers with better entertainment in a clean, secure and comfortable environment.
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