The O2 has announced that the World Kabaddi League will begin its global tour at the London arena on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of August 2014.
As revealed exclusively on our sister site, BizAsia Showbiz yesterday, the inaugural event will begin with a performance by leading Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. A well-known Kabaddi fan, Akshay is co-owner of Speedy Singhs, one of the teams in the world league and is set to perform popular title tracks from his recent blockbuster movies.
Commenting on the upcoming event Akshay Kumar said, I am excited about the World Kabaddi League. My performance will be dedicated to all the Kabaddi fans that have come to cheer their teams. The league is a step to promote the Indian contemporary sport and bring it closer to the fans all around the world.
We are delighted to bring some of the many top players from across the world to The O2 in London, said Pargat Singh, Commissioner of the World Kabaddi League. Adding, Beginning the league with a performance from Akshay Kumar will be a delight for fans and we۪re grateful he can make time do this this.
World Kabaddi League embodies strength, power, agility, tactics, entertainment, masculinity and aggression. It takes this indigenous Indian sport and redefines it for a world stage.
PTC Punjabi UK will broadcast the event. In India, Sony Six will air the matches.