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Nov. 16th – Vancouver Lions qualify for Semi Finals at Wave World Kabaddi League

Vancouver Lions edge out Punjab Thunder to qualify for semi-finals in Wave World Kabaddi League

 
 
 
 

– The four semi-finalists for Wave WKL spotted
– Khalsa Warriors, United Singhs, California Eagles and Vancouver Lions enter semis
– Khalsa Warriors win 17 of 21 matches
– Vancouver Lions edge out Punjab Thunder in crucial match
– Punjab Thunder finish fifth and narrowly miss out on last four
– Sonalika Power Raid of the day: Kushdeep Singh of Punjab Thunder

Ludhiana, November 16: A brilliant showing in the crucial final session by Vancouver Lions, saw the North American giants cruise ahead of Punjab Thunder to grab the fourth and final semi-final spot in the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi league on Sunday.

Later In the second match of the day, League toppers, Khalsa Warriors seem to be coming back to their full form as they outplayed California Eagles 78-52 to complete their Wave WKL engagements.

The match also completed the line-up for the semi-finals, as Vancouver Lions joined Khalsa Warriors (35 points, United Singhs and California Eagles in the last four stage.

With both teams locked at 20 points each, it was a do-or-die battle for Vancouver and Punjab Thunder. After a subdued start Vancouver Lions moved ahead 20-12 in the first session. Punjab Thunder narrowed the lead in second session to 29-33 and Vancouver maintained that edge in third session at 47-41. As Punjab Thunder ran out of steam Vancouver Lions pounced on them with a brilliant final quarter and beat them 63-57.

The final set of League matches marked the end of the three-month long League stage and set up the stage for the semi-finals to be played on November 19 and the final on November 22.


Nov. 8th – United Singhs Vs. Lahore Lions – World Kabaddi League 2014

United Singhs share the second position with California Eagles, defeats Lahore Lions in Wave World Kabaddi League. Link to the match posted below

 
 
 
 

– Man of the Match & Best raider: Shafiq Ahmed Chisti (20 raids, Lahore Lions)
– Best Stopper: Sandeep Singh Sandhu (8 stops, United Singhs)
– Navpreet Kumar, United Singhs bags Sonalika Power Raid of the Day

Ludhiana, November 8: United Singhs stunned Lahore Lions with a brilliant performance.
The final quarter proved to be turning point of the match, tables turned and United Singhs emerged as the winner. Singhs made a comeback with brilliant performance by the stop line, earning 9 valuable stop points. Lahore Lions made an effort to hold the strings but the seamless performance by Singhs overpowered them. The final scores were 63-53.

The first quarter of the match started with the successful raid point of toss winning team, United Singh.s The stop line of United Singhs gave a tough competition to the opponent raiders, stopper Sandeep Singh Sandhu earned an excellent stop point for the team, where as raiders Gagandeep Nagra(4) and Lovepreet Singh (3) also presented wonderful raids. On the other hand Lahore Lions stop line also gave a good performance, stopper Khaleel Ahmad earned two valuable stop points for the team and raiders Shafiq Ahmad(5), Akhmal Dogar(3) showed great feat and took the lead at their edge by 2 points as the score 14-16.

The second session presented a tough fight by both the team to take the lead. Lahore Lions stopper Mosin Wahla (2) failed United Singhs raids and earned stop points for his team. Lahore Lions raiders, Shafiq Ahmad Chisti(5) and Akhmal Shzad Dogar(4) exhibited powerful raids. On the other hand stop line of United Singh was also seen in action with Baljeet Singh (1) earning a valuable stop point for the team. In the end Lions lead with scores being 27-31.

In the second half both the teams tried hard to chase the scores. Stopper Musharraf Javed (1) and Naeem Tahir Sindu (1) earned excellent stop points for Lahore Lions. Stop Line of United Singh also tried hard to make a comeback, Jagdish Singh (1) Gurvinder Kahilon (1) and Sandeep Singh Sandhu (1) earned valuable stop points for the team. But Lahore Lions raiders, Shafiq Ahmad (4) and Akhmal Shazad Dogar (5) were unstoppable maintaining the lead of 3 points at 42-45.


Nov. 8th – Punjab Thunder Vs. Yo Yo Tigers – World Kabaddi League 2014

Punjab Thunder trounce Yo Yo Tigers 67-48 to move to third place in Wave World Kabaddi League

 
 
 
 

– Man of the Match & Best raider: Talwinder Singh Grewal (20 raids, Punjab Thunder)
– Best Stopper: Yadwinder Singh (9 stops, Punjab Thunder)
Ludhiana, November 8: Punjab Thunder moved into the third place with a convincing 67-48 win over Yo Yo Tigers in the first match of the long weekend at Ludhiana’s PAU Stadium in the Wave World Kabaddi League.

The win took Punjab Thunder’s total tally of points to 19 and they sneaked ahead of United Singhs, who do not have a match till Monday. Meanwhile Yo Yo are now in last position with nine points, alongside Royal Kings USA.

In Saturday’s first match, it was Yo Yo who took the lead in the first quarter at 16-14, but Thunder moved into their stride quickly and surged ahead at 30-28 by half time. Into the third session, Thunder opened up a big gap at 46-39 and final outplayed Yo Yo in the final quarter to emerge 67-48 winners.

Yadwinder and Sukmanjeet were outstanding in defence for Punjab Thunder and their raiders in form were Sultan Singh and Talwinder Singh.

Toss winner team Punjab Thunder started the first quarter of the match with a successful raid point. Stop line of Punjab Thunders showed wonderful performance Lakhveer Singh Lakha (3) and Yadwinder singh (1) earned valuable stop points for the team. On the other hand Yo Yo Tigers stop line also exhibited hard rock performance Hardeep Dhillon (2) and Jagdeep Kaka(2) failed the opponents’ raids whereas raiders of Yo Yo Tigers, Harpreet Singh (3) and Gurusewak Singh Goldy (3) showed wonderful raids In an interesting tussle Gurusewak became lucky with third umpire awarding him the raid point. In the end Tigers took the lead at their edge by 2 points with the final score 14-16.

The second quarter started on an exciting note with excellent efforts of stop line Punjab Thunder made a powerful comeback, stopper Satwinder Singh (1) and Yadawinder Singh (2) failed Tigers raids and earned valuable stop points. Yo Yo Tigers also tried hard to equalise the score, stopper Nirvail Singh (2) earned stop points for the team whereas raiders Gurusewak singh Goldy (3) and Maninder Singh (2) also gave a tough tassel to Punjab Thunders stop line. But Raiders of Punjab Thunders Sultan Singh (5) and Talwinder Singh (4) showed brilliant performance and created the lead of 2 points with the score line 30-28.

High spirited Punjab Thunder gave powerful performance in the second half. Punjab Thunder slowly swung the match in their favour. Punjab Thunder stoppers, Yadwinder Singh (4) and Sukhman Jeet Singh (1) earned excellent stop points for their team. On the other hand Yo Yo Tigers stop line tried hard and stopper Kulveer Singh (1) and Jagdeep Kaka (1) failed Punjab Thunder raids. But raiders of Punjab Thunders Talwinder Singh (4) and Gurpreet Singh (5) made strong raids and kept the score in their favour with 7 points lead with the score 39-46.

The decisive quarter was dominated by Punjab Thunder. Brilliant efforts by Punjab Thunder stop and raid lines slowly brought them closer to their win. Stoppers, Yadwinder Singh (3), Sukhmanjeet Singh (2) and Lakhveer Singh (2) were impressive.

Punjab Thunder achieved a convincing win with 19 points lead at 67-48.


Nov. 2nd – Khalsa Warriors Vs. Punjab Thunder – World Kabaddi League 2014

Khalsa Warriors edge out Punjab Thunder in a close match in Bhopal with a final score of 66-63

 
 
 
 
Khalsa Warriors Vs. Punjab Thunder

– Khalsa beat Punjab Thunder and also get walkover from Lahore
– Man of the Match & Best raider: Talwinder Singh (23 raids, Punjab Thunder)
– Best Stopper: Gurpreet Singh Batth (7 stops, Khalsa Warriors)
– Sonalika Power Raid of the Day: Gurpreet Singh (Punjab Thunder)

Bhopal, November 2: Khalsa Warriors had the rare pleasure of picking four points on a single day, as they not only beat Punjab Thunder 66-63 in a tight but also benefitted from a walkover on Sunday.

While Khalsa won the match, Punjab Thunders’ Raider, Talwinder Singh was adjudged Man of the match with some brilliant Raids.

With one win and one walkover, Khalsa Warriors, already assured of a semi-final berth added four points to move to 31 points from 18 matches. They have three more League matches to go before the semi-finals and final. California Eagles are a distant second at 20 points, with United Singhs at 18 and Punjab Thunder at 17.

The win for Khalsa Warriors meant that barring Royal Kings, all other six teams are still alive in the race for the remaining three semi-final berths.

Earlier in the first match, Royal Kings beat Vancouver Lions 62-54 before Khalsa Warriors got two points as Lahore Lions did not turn up for the match for the second day running.

However, even before the second match began there was a pleasant surprise as Punjab Thunder’s team featured Pakistan stopper, Rana Alishan, who duly arrived for the match. Rana, who has been a big star for his team, however suffered an injury in the third quarter and had to leave the arena. He is however expected to recover in time for the next weekend of matches.

Originally Khalsa Warriors were to meet Lahore Lions in the second match, but the latter did not turn up. The Lahore team claimed to have visa problems, but the Organisers clarified that as many as 22 Lahore Lions members have Visas and 14 of them have eligible Visas for Bhopal. But they still wanted their fixtures to be changed yet. According to the Wave WKL Management, frequent changes have been causing problems to other teams as a result of which they turned down the request and decided to give a walkover to California Eagles on Saturday and to Khalsa Warriors on Sunday.

So, instead of Lahore Lions, leaders Khalsa played against Punjab Thunder, who agreed to the match-up.

Khalsa Warriors, who were sporting their new re-designed red jerseys, turned a one-point deficit at the end of the first half, into a convincing win as they were charged up in the second half.

Punjab Thunder celebrated raider, Sultan Singh inaugurated the initial quarter of the match, converting first raid point by successfully escaping from the clasps of Satnam Singh Sattu of Khalsa Warriors. Both the stoppers and raiders of Punjab Thunder showcased electrifying performance from the very beginning with star raiders Talwinder Singh and Sultan Singh scoring four raids each and star stoppers Sukhmanjit Singh and Yadwinder Singh adding 2 stops each.

Khalsa Warriors too tried its best to give good performance but fell short by one point at the end of the quarter. The star raiders for Khalsa Warriors during this quarter were Gagandeep Singh and Manjot Singh who scored four and three raids respectively and star stopper was Satnam Singh Sattu who managed two stops.

In the second quarter Punjab Thunder kept their nose ahead despite Khalsa Warriors stopper Gurpreet Singh Batth (2) showing good form. Khalsa Warriors raiders Jasmanpreet Raju (5) and Manjot Singh (5) made wonderful raids for the team. On the other hand stoppers of Punjab Thunder Yadwinder Singh (2) and Sukhmanjeet Singh (1) earned excellent stop points for the team. Raider Talwinder Singh (5) and Sultan Singh (7) of the Punjab Thunder exhibited powerful raids and kept the lead at 31-34.

In the third session both the raid and stop line of Warriors pitched in the comeback with amazing performances by raiders, Gagandeep Singh, Jasmanpreet Raju and Manjot Singh who scored six, four and four raids respectively. The star stoppers of Khalsa Warriors for this quarter were Gurpreet Singh Batth and Satnam Singh Sattu who scored two stops each. Punjab Thunder tried hard to hold the game in their favour by good raids made by Talwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh who scored six and three raids respectively. However the stop line of Punjab Thunder was found wanting as they fell back 46-51.

In the final quarter Khalsa Warriors raiders of Khalsa Warriors Jasmanpreet Raju and Manjot Singh kept up the momentum and carried their team to a 66-63 win despite a fight back by Punjab Thunder.


Nov. 2nd – Royal Kings USA Vs. Vancouver Lions – World Kabaddi League 2014

Royal Kings USA beat Vancouver Lions 62-54 in Wave World Kabaddi League

 
 
 
 
Royal Kings USA Vs. Vancouver Lions

– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Bhupinder Singh (17 raids, Royal Kings)
– Best Stopper: Iqbal Singh (5 stops, Royal Kings USA)
– Khalsa Warriors get Walkover from Lahore Lions in Match 63

Bhopal, November 2: Royal Kings USA scored only their fourth win in 17 matches as they beat the better fancied Vancouver Lions 62-54 in the first match on Sunday at the Aishbagh Stadium in Bhopal. That win brought Royal Kings to nine points in 17 matches, while Vancouver Lions are still at 12 from 16 matches.

The second match of the day, which was to feature Wave WKL leaders, Khalsa Warriors and Lahore Lions, but the latter have not turned up this weekend as a result of which Khalsa were awarded two points, pushing their tally to 29 points and they could add two more as they take on Punjab Thunder in the next match.

Meanwhile, Punjab Thunder agreed to step in and ensure a second match against Khalsa Warriors. The teams said they agreed to the match to make sure the fans in Bhopal were treated to another good match on Sunday.

The Lahore team claimed to have visa problems, but the Organisers clarified that as many as 22 Lahore Lions members have Visas and 14 of them have eligible Visas for Bhopal. But they still wanted their fixtures to be changed yet. According to the Wave WKL Management, frequent changes have been causing problems to other teams as a result of which they turned down the request and decided to give a walkover to California Eagles on Saturday and to Khalsa Warriors on Sunday.

Interestingly, even as the Lahore team did not come, one of the Pakistani players, Rana Alishan, who plays for Punjab Thunder, was here and will feature in the second match against Khalsa Warriors. In the first match of the third and final day of action in Wave WKL here in Bhopal, Vancouver Lions won the toss and chose to raid first.

While the early stage of the match saw Raiders holding sway, it was Royal Kings’ Iqbal Singh Thiara (3 stops) who tilted the session in his team’s favour after Raiders Gurlal Singh (3) and Tajinder Singh (4) converted their raids into points very well.

Vancouver Lions’ Raiders Saukhbir Singh Sabrawa and Ramandeep Singh scored 2 raids each for their team but their defense let them down. Royal Kings USA opened a handy 19-12 lead. In the second session Vancouver Lions did make a comeback of sorts with Vancouver winning the session and reduce the margin to points. For Royals, Raiders Gurlal Singh (3) and Tajinder Singh (4) were once again the mainstays.

The third session was even closer, but Royal Kings USA did not allow Vancouver Lions to close the gap any further. Gagandeep Sabrawa executed a fine escape Harkirat Singh of Royals and in another raid Amanvir Singh of Vancouver Lions stopped Gurlal Singh of Royals.

Royal Kings’ were well served by two successful raids from Bhupinder Singh and two successful stops scored by Yadwinder Singh. At the end of the third quarter Royal Kings USA kept their four-point lead at 46-42. In the last quarter Royal Kings dominated the show. Their lead stoppers Yadwinder Singh (2) and Iqbal Singh (1) earned valuable stop points in the session as Royal Kings USA coasted to a 62-54 win.


Nov. 1st – Punjab Thunder Vs. Yo Yo Tigers – World Kabaddi League 2014

Punjab Thunders trounce Yo Yo Tigers with record margin 82-39 in Wave World Kabaddi League. Watch Full Match Video Link below.

 
 
 
 
Punjab Thunder vs. Yo Yo Tigers

– Man of the Match & Best Stopper: Yadwinder Singh Yada ( 11 stops, Punjab Thunder)
– Talwinder Singh of Punjab Thunder bagged Sonalika Power raid of the Day
– United Singhs rally to beat Royal Kings in first match
– Lahore Lions concede walkover in second match.

Bhopal, November 1: Punjab Thunder provided one of the most dominant performances of the Wave World Kabaddi League as they outplayed Yo Yo Tigers with 82-39 with a margin of 43 points, which is the highest so far in the Wave WKL.

In a format where Raiders are the big stars, Punjab Thunder’s stoppers, Yadwinder Singh (11) and Lakhveer Singh Lakha (9) were outstanding.

Punjab Thunder are now fourth with 17 points from eight wins and one tie. Khalsa Warriors (25), California Eagles (20) and United Singhs (18) are ahead of them. Yo Yo are second from last with nine points in 14 games.

Yo Yo Tigers won the toss and inaugurated the match with a raid, which was stopped by Thunder. Punjab Thunder stopper Yadwinder and Sukhmanjeet actively blocked raids of Yo Yo Tigers. Put alongside the efforts of raiders Talwinder Singh Tinda (4), Sultan Singh (3) raids and Yadwinder Singh (3 stops) they were off to the flying start. But Yo Yo stayed in close touch at 15-16 through efforts of raider, Gursewak, Manminder Singh and Harpreet.

In the second session started Yo Yo Tigers had a good start but soon Punjab Thunder gained control of the match. Talwinder Singh (4), Sultan Singh (4) and Gurpreet Singh (5) scored 13 raids between them and their stop line also gave support from Yadwinder and Lakha as Punjab Thunder moved to 35-26.

By the third quarter it was one-sided as Yadwinder Singh (3 stops), Sukhmanjeet Singh (2 stops), Rana Alishan (2 stops) and Lakha (2 stops) took the match out of Yo Yo’s hands. The end of the quarter saw the score move to 59-31 in favour of Punjab Thunder.

The final quarter was an even bigger drubbing as Punjab Thunder kept piling on points to finish winners at 82-39.


Nov. 1st – United Singhs Vs. Royal Kings USA – World Kabaddi League 2014

United rally in final session to beat Royal Kings USA 64-59 in Wave World Kabaddi League. Link posted below for full match video.
– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Gagandeep Nagra (18 raids, United Singhs)
– Best Stopper: Sandeep Singh Sandhu (7 stops, United Singhs)
– Lahore Lions concede walkover to California Eagles

 
 
 
 
United Singhs Vs. Royal Kings USA

Bhopal, November 1: United Singhs pulled off a great win after trailing for three quarters of the match as they registered a fine 64-59 win over Royal Kings USA in a close match on Saturday. After seeming to be on the losing side for much of the game, as they trailed 45-46 after three sessions, United came back very strongly in the final quarter to pull off a great win that brought them to 18 points with nine wins in 16 matches. Royal Kings are at the bottom with six points from 16 matches.

Meanwhile, soon after the first match, California Eagles, who are currently second on the Wave WKL points table got the maximum points without needing to flex their muscles as the Pakistan team Lahore Lions did not turn up. California Eagles were awarded a walkover. The walkover for California Eagles took their tally to 20 from 17 matches, while Lahore is still at 12 points.

The Pakistanis claimed to have visa problems, but the Organizers clarified that as many as 22 Lahore Lions members, have Visas and 14 of them had eligible Visas for Bhopal. But Lahore Lions wanted their fixtures to be changed yet again. According to the Organizers frequent changes have been causing problems to other teams as a result of which they turned down the request and decided to give a walkover to California Eagles.

Returning to the United Singhs clash with Royal Kings USA, it was a tense and close game with the difference staying inside three points for most part. The 60th match of the Wave WKL started on a high note with both teams, United Singhs’

For United the stars were Gagandeep Nagra (18 successful raids) and skipper Sandeep Sandhu, who had seven stops. Nagra was adjudged Man of the Match.

In the first quarter Gagandeep Nagra and Baljeet Singh Toor of United Singhs were noticeable with four and three successful raids respectively and Sandeep Sandhu had one good stop. Royals, raiders Tajinder Singh (4) and Bhupinder Singh (3) gained precious points United Singh went 16-15 up.

Royal Kings’ Gurlal Singh started well for his team in second session but United Singhs raider Gagandeep Nagra was again the pivot for his team. With Nagra getting great support from Lovepreet Singh and stoppers Sandhu and Jagdish Singh, the quarter ended in favour of Royal Kings with a three-point lead at 30- 33.

In the second half, United Singhs’ star stopper Sandhu made a hat trick of stops and their raiders, Navpreet Kumar and Gagandeep were again in top form. Yet Royals were equal to the task four raids each by Tajinder Singh and Bhupinder Singh. Kings stop line showed improvement as Harwinder Singh Rabon and Yadwinder Singh winning crucial points and the score was still 46-45 for Royals.

The fourth quarter of the match started with a successful stop by Sandhu for United Singhs. After 35 minutes the stadium roared with the possibility of a tie. But few successful stops by Sandhu and raids by Gagandeep Nagra took United Singhs to a win with a final score of 64-59.