India , Canada, Australia win first Three Kabaddi Matches in Pool-A
Indian Captain Sukhbir Sarawan wins hard in his home district
Sukhbir gives Rs. One Lakh to injured Kabaddi Player Jaspreet Kaur
Faridkot November 2, 2011
The historic city of Faridkot today witnessed three interesting matches in 2nd World Cup Kabaddi in which in Pool A India crushed Germany , 70-18 , Canada rauted Afganistan 63-15 and Australia showed his dominance by crushing Nepal 68-23.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal specially came to Faridkot to cheer the team and expressed resolve to take Kabaddi to Olympic level. He said that during last 2 years alone Punjab Government has constructed 14 sports stadiums at the cost of Rs. 150 crore.
Indian Kabaddi Captain Sukhbir Singh Sarawan impressed the home crowd and India was leading 32-7 by interval and concluded the match 70-18. Indian raiders Sukhbir Singh Sarawan , Dulla Surkhpuria and Ragi Kheawal scored 9 pointes each. Whereas Stopper Ekem Hanoor got 8 stops. Mangat mangi got 5 and Gurvinder 4 stops.
Earlier in the 2nd game Canada crushed Afganistan 63-15 . Canada team that was 38-4 at lunch finished with 63-15 . Canadian Raider Lalia scored 8 points whereas Stopper Sandeep Gurdaspuria was credited with 8 stops.
Australia crushing Nepal by 68-23 in the first match of Pool- A. Australia that was 36 – 6 in the half time maintained its dominance on Nepal that had made maiden an entry into World Cup this time.
Australia learning from last World Cup mistakes maintained its dominance from the beginning. Nepal participating for the first time in the World Cup after a good show in Asian Kabaddi held in Iran could not stand before the experience of Australia. The Australia that was 36-6 at half time sealed the match by winning it convincingly by 68-23. Australia’s four raiders Sony Koinke, Gurpreet Singh , Pindri Badhani and Romi Lalto scored 9 points each whereas Australian Stopper Davinder made his mark by 6 stops. Nepals raider Naval scored 7 points.
Famous Punjabi Singer Manpreet Akhtar and Harinder Sandhu regaled the Kabaddi enthusiasts.
GALA OPENING OF SECOND WORLD CUP KABADDI MESMERISES EVERYONE
- BOLLYWOOD ICON SHAHRUKH KHAN’S PERFORMANCE SETS THE STADIUM ON FIRE AS SUKHWINDER REGALES AUDIENCE
- SCINTILLATING OPENING CEREMONY PUTS CWG TO A SHADE
- CM INAUGURATES THE WORLD CUP AS SUKHBIR PROMISES TO BRING KABADDI ON INTERNATIONAL SCENE
- SIX A SIDE LASER SHOW, FIRST OF ITS OWN KIND IN COUNTRY ILLUMINATES THE WHOLE SKYLINE
- KHALI LEADS THE PLAYERS OF 14 COUNTRIES TO TAKE VOW TO PLAY THE GAME IN SPORTSMEN SPIRIT
2ND WORLD CUP KABADDI WAS OPENED TO GALA OPENING AS BOLLYWOOD ICON
SHAHRUKH KHAN ALONG WITH PUNJAB CHIEF MINISTER S. PARKASH SINGH BADAL
, DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL HANDED OVER THE BATON TO
THE PLAYERS OF 14 PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES IN BATHINDA ON 1ST NOVEMBER
BATHINDA, NOVEMBER 1, 2011: The scintillating opening ceremony of 2nd World Cup Kabaddi has set the stage for 20 day long sports extravaganza as 14 countries for men section and 4 countries in women section upped their ante to put their claim on Rs 4.11 crore prize money kitty.
As Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab, and Shahrukh Khan handed over baton to the players, the announcement of opening of World Cup Kabaddi by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal set the pace for 20 day long nail-biting competition between 14 countries. The show began with light and sound show with famous satirist Gurpreet Guggi in his trademark lingo giving the background of the traditional game kabaddi and its journey from rural heartlands to Olympics. The countdown video shown on mega screen on all the four sides of stadium gave the background of the game as the aerial fireworks lit the sky.
The welcome song ‘Jee Aayan Noon’ has resounded the stadium teams of 14 countries in men section and 4 countries in women section holding their national flags started marching in and taking up their positions in front of VVIP gallery.
The whole Multipurpose Sports Stadium broke with applause as WWE wrestler Khali entered the stadium in open jeep with Bhangra, Giddha, Jhoomar, Luddi teams of 35 performers in each team trouping in the stadium and making a symmetrical pattern. As Khali moved from team to team captains of each team were introduced to Khali. Khali led the captains of all teams towards the stage at the same moment Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal appeared on the stage through hydraulic system. As Deputy Chief Minister presented ‘shawals and Phulkaris’ to the captains of playing nations a unique laser beam show lit the whole stadium.
The dramatic launch of baton with Cold Pyros, Niagara, Fireworks, Laser Show and Intelligent Lighting illuminated the whole stadium as Pargat Singh, former Olympian entered the stadium and handed over baton to first athlete of the relay run. The athletes of the relay race handed over baton to Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and Bollywood icon Shahrukh Khan. As Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal declared the games open, a firework dazzled the audience. Laser story board and audio-visual screens gave the total overview of show to audience sitting even in the remote corners of the stadium. The Kabaddi anthem marked the beginning of 2nd World Cup Kabaddi.
Speaking on the occasion Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today said that SAD BJP Government has allocated maximum budget to the sports. He said that maximum sports persons have got jobs in the government sector with Punjab Government issuing strict instructions to ensure to fill the backlog of 3% of Sports Quota. Praising Sukhbir Singh Badal Deputy Chief Minister for his passion for Sports, he said that he was happy that Sukhbir with his determination has been able to bring traditional game of Punjab Kabaddi on the International scene.
Addressing the jam packed stadium to a thunderous applause , Punjab Deputy Chief Minister S. Sukhbir Singh Badal who is bring behind World Cup Kabaddi said that he was happiest person on this earth with his dream getting fructified. He said that during last 2 and half years his Sports department has been able to complete construction of 13 World Class stadiums out of which 6 were flood lit and 7 were hockey stadiums with Olympic standards Astroturf. He said the new scheme of sports department to nurture the budding talent of sports from the villages and trained them as players of International level has been a great success. He said that 1st sports school at Gudha would be functional very soon and in next plan Punjab Government was contemplating sports school for every district of the State with compete sports infrastructure, coaches and boarding and residential facility for the trainee players. He thanked Bollywood icon Shahrukh Khan for agreeing to become Brand Ambassador for traditional sports of Kabaddi. He said that he was sure that a film like Chakk De theme on Kabaddi if contemplate by Shahrukh Khan would give a big impetus to this game. The opening ceremony concluded with a performance of famous playback singers Sukhwinder Singh, Nachattar Gill, Amarinder Gill and Miss Pooja and reached its crescendo with Shahrukh Khan giving performance on the famous song of Sukhwinder ‘Chak De India. As the show concluded with laser beam show and fireworks, Punjabis all over continent were ready to enjoy the Kabaddi feast for next 20 days.
Chief Minister of Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council of Srilanka Mr. Mahiepala Herath appreciated the initiatives of Sukhbir Singh Badal to bring traditional game of Kabaddi on International scene. He said that Kabaddi has become quite popular in Sri Lanka and he had requested S. Sukhbir Singh Badal to provide technical assistance and Kabaddi coaches to Sri Lanka. Representatives of Kabaddi Association of Iran , Afganistan, Nepal, Canada, USA, Turkmanistan, Germany , Norway, Italy , Pakistan also enjoyed the show.
Cabinet Members including Mr. Tikshan Sud, Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Capt. Balbir Singh Bath, Members Parliament Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Bibi Paramjit Kaur Gulshan , MLA from different parties and Senior Civil and Police Officers enjoyed the Gala Opening Ceremony of World Cup Kabaddi