New Delhi: Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and other star grapplers gave their stamp of capitulation as wrestling on Monday assimilated a joining bandwagon with WFI and Pro-Sportify announcing a launch of Pro Wrestling League (PWL) during a festive uncover here.
After a rare success of cricket, hockey, football, tennis and kabaddi leagues, wrestling is also set to get a makeover. Well-known rapper Apache Indian launched a thesis strain of a joining as a grapplers, flanked by models, walked a ramp.
The likes of Sushil, Yogeshwar Dutt, Geeta Phogat, Babita would now be seen competing opposite some of a best wrestlers of a universe on a Indian dirt during a PWL, that is slated to be hold between Nov 8 and 29 opposite 6 cities.
“Pro Wrestling League is going to be really good for a Indian wrestlers as we would get a lot of bearing while competing and personification alongside tip grapplers of a world. We always speak about removing bearing and by this eventuality we would get it sitting in a possess country,” pronounced Sushil.
“The fact that we would be means to quarrel some of a best in a universe before a Rio Olympics subsequent year, will be an combined reward for us,” pronounced India’s sole double Olympic medallist.
There would be 6 city-based teams with a world’s tip 66 wrestlers. Each group will include of 11 players — 6 masculine and 5 female. Per group will have 6 Indians and 5 foreigners.
Out of 5 unfamiliar players, 4 can be partial of a tie. The joining will be played on a best of 9 format though all a bouts would be contested during a joining phase. Each hitch will have 3 rounds of 3 mins each, distant by a one-minute break.
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Every group will play others during slightest once over a 21-day event, in that 15 joining games, dual semifinals and a final will take place. The bottom cost for any group is set during Rs 3 crore and a 6 franchises would be finalised by Sep 7, while a horde broadcaster would be motionless by Aug 30.
The players’ auction is slated for Sep 15. The organisers are looking to have 3 teams from northern India and one any belonging to eastern, southern and western regions of a country.
“Around 20 tip wrestlers of a universe have already sealed adult for a league, that includes 8 universe champions. Sep 1 is a deadline to take on house all wrestlers before a auction take place on Sep 15,” pronounced Director, Pro Sportify, Kartikey Sharma.