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World Kabaddi League Canada and USA Tour Cancelled

Word from Wave World Kabaddi League is that the Canadian and USA leg of the tour is cancelled due to Visa issues for some players. While majorty of the player got Visas for North America, there were still many players that were unable to get Visas.

 
 
 
 

Commenting on the change of venue, Mr Raman Raheja, CEO, Wave World Kabaddi League said, “We have got superb response of the league especially in Hindi Speaking Market (HSM) and the franchise owners were also of the view to go on with the league in India so that they could continue to build up the support, prime tv audience and popularity of the league. This is a positive move keeping in mind the momentum Wave WKL has built for Kabaddi amongst the elite audience.”

Commenting on the announcement Mr Pargat Singh, Commissioner, Wave World Kabaddi League said, “We have seen amazing acceptance of the league among the fans in India. Keeping in mind the popularity of the game, we have decided to continue to play rest of the matches in India. Pakistan will be our venue for the finals where the government has agreed to provide us full support.”

Fresh venues have been identified keeping in mind the audience response. Apart from Bhatinda, Mohali and Jalandhar in Punjab, the League will traverse to newer terrains with Bhopal and Mumbai as new venues added.


Oct. 5th – Khalsa Warriors Vs. United Singhs – Wave World Kabaddi League

United Singhs shock the top teamp Khalsa Warriors by handing them their first defeat in Wave World Kabaddi League with a score of 67-57

 
 
 
 
Khalsa Warriors Vs. United Singhs

Mohali, October 5: United Singhs became the first team to beat leaders Khalsa Warriors in the Wave World Kabaddi League as they scored a whopping 67-57 win over them on Sunday night as the Mohali leg of the League came to an end. A spirited United Singhs team, which had lost three of their last four games, who were just one point ahead after three quarters outplayed their Khalsa Warriors in the final quarter to win the match in the most convincing manner.

Despite the defeat, Khalsa Warriors stayed on the top with 21 points from 12 matches with 10 wins, one tie (against Punjab Thunder) and one loss. United Singhs with this win move to 12 points from 11 matches and join Lahore Lions (12 points from eight matches) and California Eagles (12 points from 11 matches). So, there are now three teams with 12 points each in tied second place, though Lahore Lions have played fewer matches.

United Singhs, who began the league very well and were among the front liners had fallen back in recent weeks and managed just one win in last four games. But on Sunday, they seemed inspired from the start.

United Singhs won the toss and selected to raid first and converted it to the first point for the team and that set the trend. United Singhs stoppers were the talk of the day and from among them Sandeep Singh Sandhu stood out. He gained a psychological advantage for his team by stopping Gagandeep Singh Jogewal in the first minute and the first raid by Khalsa Warriors. Raiders Jasmanpreet Raju and Manjot Singh Gill of Khalsa Warriors made three successful raids each while Baljeet Singh Toor and Gagandeep Nagra of United Singhs performed well for their team, which went 17-14 up.

In the second quarter Khalsa fought back, with Jasmanpreet Raju and Manjot Singh scoring four raids each and their stoppers, too, contributed well with Satnam Chahal and Narpinder Singh making one stop each in the close match. For United Singhs Lovepreet Singh and Navpreet Kumar managed four raids each and stopper Sandeep Singh Sandhu and Jagdish Singh converted one stop each as the score ended at 31-31.

The third quarter was dominated by the raiders of both the teams. Raider Gagandeep Singh Jogewal and Manjot Singh Gill made five and six successful raids respectively for Khalsa Warriors. For United Lovepreet Singh Sangha and Navpreet Kumar made six successful raids each and the session ended with a narrow edge for United Singhs at 48-47.

The fourth quarter belonged to United Singhs. Stopper Gurinder Singh made two valuable stops whereas Jagdish and Sandeep Sandhu contributed one stop each for United. Raiders Gagandeep Singh Jogewal and Manjot Singh Gill of Khalsa tried hard but United Singhs cruised ahead and won 67-57.


Oct. 5th – Lahore Lions Vs. Vancouver Lions – World Kabaddi League

In the battle of the Lions, Lahore Lions came up on top by beating Vancouver Lions with a score of 66-57 at the Wave World Kabaddi League.

 
 
 
 
Lahore Lions Vs. Vancouver Lions

– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Akmal Shazad Dogar(27 raids)
– Best Stopper: Mohammad Aslam Dogar (5 stops)
– Lahore Lions move to joint second place with California Eagles

Mohali, October 5: Lahore Lions, one of the strong outfits of the Wave World Kabaddi League, beat Vancouver Lions 66-57 to rebound from their surprise defeat a day earlier. Lahore Lions, who have played fewer matches than others, rose back to tied second place alongside California Eagles with 12 points.

Vancouver Lions won the toss and went against the normal practice by asking Lahore Lions to make the first raid. Lahore Lions promptly scored the first point as Akmal Shazad Dogar made a successful raid. Lahore Lions made no less than four stops as against just one by Vancouver Lions resulting in a four-point lead for the Lions.

Raiders Akmal Shazad Dogar and Muhammad Ramzan of Lahore Lions scored points with six and five raids respectively, while stoppers Khaleel Ahmad (one stop) and Mohammad Aslam Dogar (two stops) added to their scores. Lahore Lions ended the sessions at 18-14.

The second quarter saw Lahore Lions extend that lead to seven points. Raiders Akmal Shazad Dogar and Muhammad Ramzan of Lahore Lions made seven successful raids each as Lahore Lions dominated the session once again. Stopper Mohammad Aslam Dogar made it even better for them. Although star raiders of Vancouver Lions Gagandeep Sabrawa, Balwan Singh and Sucha Singh converted many successful raids their stopline was unable to back them as well and Lahore Lions moved to 35-28.

The last two quarters saw a tight finish but the early lead held for Lahore Lions. Gagandeep Sabrawa and Sucha Singh of Vancouver Lions converted seven and five successful raids respectively but Akhmal Shazad Dogar and Mohammad Ramzan made eight and six successful raids for Lahore Lions, who maintained the lead by their side with a score of 51-43 at the end of third quarter.

Akmal Shazad Dogar and Muhammad Ramzan of Lahore Lions ensured their side stayed well in front as the match ended 66-57 in their favour. Next week the league will travel to Canada with opening matches in Abbotsford, Vancouver during 11-12th October 2014.


Oct. 5th – California Eagles Vs. Punjab Thunder – World Kabaddi League

California Eagles rise to second place by beating Punjab Thunder 63-52 in Wave World Kabaddi League

 
 
 
 
California Eagles Vs. Punjab Thunder

– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Sukhpal Singh (Calif. Eagles) (16 raids)
– Best Stopper: Angrez Singh Punia (Calif. Eagles) (4 stops)

Mohali, October 5: California Eagles continued their rise up the point table and climbed to the second spot with a convincing 63-52 win over Punjab Thunder in the Wave World Kabaddi League. Their third successive win helped California Eagles leap past Punjab Thunder and also move away from the tie they were in with three other teams making it a big leap for California Eagles.

California Eagles won the toss and opted to raid first. It was a session dominated by the raiders. California Eagles scored a point of each of their 15 raids and added three more with successful stops, one each by Angrez Singh, Mikhail Jamaal and Virender. In contrast, Punjab Thunder managed to score only 11 times from their 14 raids and failed to stop any of their rivals. Baldev Singh Babu, Harjeet Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Sukhpal Singh and Parneek Singh stood out for California Eagles who lead 18-11. For Punjab Thunder Sultan Singh with four raids and one stop and Baljit Singh with three successful raids were the stars.

In the second quarter California kept up the pressure as Mikhail Jamaal and Angrez had two stops each and their raiders kept the momentum going. Punjab Thunder’s star raider Sultan Singh, too, was stopped twice though Rana Alishan and Lakhveer Singh Lakha made 2 valuable stops for them. Raiders Parneek Singh and Baldev Singh made good raids for California Eagles and the difference swelled to 12 points 34-22 by the end of quarter.

In the third quarter Punjab Thunder put in a better performance and narrowed the gap, but California Eagles were never in danger. By the end of the third session, they led 48-38.

In the final session once Punjab Thunder’s best efforts were kept in check by stoppers of California Eagles. Raiders Talwinder Singh Grewal and Gurpreet Singh of Punjab Thunder tried hard but the fine performances by raider Baldev Singh and Sukhpal Singh of California Eagles gave them no chance as they won 63-52.


Oct. 4th – Lahore Lions Vs. Royal Kings USA – World Kabaddi League

Royal Kings stun Lahore Lions in close match in Wave World Kabaddi League and end up beating the Lions with a score of 60-58. Watch the full match below

 
 
 
 
Lahore Lions Vs. Royal Kings USA

– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Akmal Shazad Dogar of Lahore Lions ( 23 raids)
– Best Stopper: Mohsin Wahla of Lahore Lions(7 stops)
– Sonalika Power Raider of the day: Gurlal Singh of Royal Kings USA

Mohali, October 4: Royal Kings USA scored a major upset as they edged out Lahore Lions 60-58 in a cliff-hanger in the second match on Saturday in the Wave World Kabaddi League here in Mohali.

This was only the second win in 11 matches for Royal Kings and the third loss for Lahore Lions, who looked short on match practice. The result kept Lahore Lions in tied third place with California Eagles, United Singhs and Vancouver Lions. Royals Kings USA stay at the bottom, but move their points tally from two to four.

The last time Royals scored a win was back in August in the first week of the Wave WKL, but they finally struck form and held their nerve in the closing stages of the tense match.

Even though the top raider of the match, as well as the Man of the Match was Akmal Shazad Dogar (23 raids) was from Lahore as well as the Best stopper, Mohsin Wahla (seven stops), a better team effort from Royal Kings USA carried the day for them.

They opened a handy 15-13 lead in the first quarter, only to see Lahore Lions strike back in the second to forge ahead at 29-28. But it was the third quarter that was to prove decisive as Royals helped by their stronger defence thwarted Lahore Lions raids and turned their one-point deficit into a two-point lead at 45-43. Despite the best efforts of Lahore Lions, who surged well in the final session the gap could not be bridged and Royals scraped through winners by two points at 60-58.

Ultimately it was the two extra successful raids by Royals, which decided the course of the match.

Royal Kings USA won the toss and went on the first raid which was successful. Through the first quarter, the raiders had the better of stoppers, as Royals succeeded in 13 of their 14 raids and managed to score better with stops as their thwarted three of Lahore Lions raids. That resulted in a narrow two-point lead for the Royals.

Into the second session, the stoppers had a better success rate than the first session and it was more so for the Lahore Lions, who stopped no less than seven of Royals’ raids and in comparison, Royals managed to stop only three of Lahore raids. Four of those stops came from Mohsin Naseer Wahla, while Lala Saifullhah had two. For Royals, Yadwinder fought well with two stops.

Akmal Dogar of Lahore Lions made 10 successful raids while Balwant Singh and Gurlal Singh of Royal Kings USA were the star raiders for their team with five and six successful raids respectively. Lahore moved slightly ahead at 29-28.

The third session was again a very close one with Royals transforming the deficit into a slender two-point edge. Yadwinder’s two stops alongside Harkirat and Balwant Singh’s one stop each tilted the balance in Royals’ favour, as Wahla alone managed a stop for Lahore. The final session was again a tight one with the match hanging in balance, but Royals managed to hang in there with a two-point lead to score a superb win.


Oct. 4th – Vancouver Lions Vs. Yo Yo Tigers – World Kabaddi League 2014

Vancouver Lions went ahead early on in the game and never looked back, defeating Yo Yo Tigers with a score of 68-53 at Wave World Kabaddi League

 
 
 
 
Vancouver Lions Vs. Yo Yo Tigers

– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Kuljeet Singh (Vancouver Lions) (19 raids)
– Best Stopper: Amritpal Singh of Vancouver Lions (5 stops)

Mohali, October 4: Vancouver Lions continued their resurgence as they outplayed the Yo Yo Tigers 68-53 in a fairly one-sided match in Mohali the Wave World Kabaddi League. That win gave Vancouver their fifth win in 11 matches and at 10 points; they join Lahore Lions, California Eagles and United Singhs. Khalsa Warriors with 21 points and Punjab Thunder with 11 occupy the top two spots. In Saturday’s match the VIP guest was Swarn Singh Virk, an Olympian and winner of bronze medal in rowing at recently concluded Incheon Asian Games 2014. Sunday will see three matches starting 16.00 hrs onwards.

Yo Yo Tigers won the toss and opted to go for the first raid. Harpreet Singh of Yo Yo Tigers set the ball rolling with the first point of the match with his successful raid. Kuljeet Singh and Sucha Singh were the star raiders and Amritpal Singh Sheru was successful stopper for Vancouver Lions in the session. For Yo Yo Tigers Gursewak Singh and Rupinder were the star raiders. But by the end of the first quarter Vacouver had set the tempo with an 18-13 lead.

In the second quarter Vancouver Lions opened with a successful raid and they never looked back after that. Balwan Singh, Sucha Singh and Sukhvir Singh Sabrawa of Vancouver Lions performed well with four successful raids each. Amritpal Singh’s three amazing stops added to the might of the Vancouver Lions who opened a 15-point lead at 38-23 by the end of second quarter.

The third quarter was again dominated by Vancouver Lions with the help of successful raids by Balwan Singh and Kuljeet Singh and excellent stops by the skipper Narinder Ram. Although the raiders of Yo Yo Tigers tried their best to come back to the game they just could not manage. By the end of the third quarter Vancouver Lions led Yo Yo Tiger 55-35 and the match was virtually over.

Despite some aggressive raids by Yo Yo Tigers Vancouver Lions stayed well ahead as Kuljeet Singh gave them 100% successful raids. Raiders Gursewak Singh and Vikas of Yo Yo Tigers tried hard for their team but it went in vain as Vancouver Lions won 68-53.


Oct. 3rd – California Eagles Vs. Royal Kings USA – World Kabaddi League

California Eagles beat Royal Kings for fifth win with a score of 64-59 and move totied third place in Wave World Kabaddi League

 
 
 
 
California Eagles Vs. Royal Kings USA

– Man of the Match: Gurnal Ganaur (Royal Kings) (19 raids)
– Sonalika Power Raider: Sukhpal Singh (California Eagles)
– Best Stopper: Virender Bowler (California Eagles) (7 stops)

Mohali, October 3: California Eagles stepped up the tempo in the final quarter and outplayed Royal Kings USA in the last sessions to register a 64-59 win in the Wave World Kabaddi League in Mohali on Friday. It gave California Eagles their fifth win in the Wave WKL and carried them to 10 points from 10 games, which included five wins and five losses, while Royal Kings stayed at the bottom with two points from 11 games. California Eagles are now tied for the third place alongside Lahore Lions and United Singhs, though Lahore has played only seven matches.

After trailing by a single point in the first quarter, California Eagles pulled level at 30-30 in the second, but Royal Kings once again forged ahead at 46-43 by the end of the third quarter. But into the final session, California Eagles turned the tables as their stoppers Virender (3) and Mikhail Jamaal Abdul Latif (2) thwarted the attempts of Royal Kings’ raiders. That put alongside the success of their own raiders saw California Eagles win the last quarter 21-13 and with it the match 64-59.

It was a match in which California Eagles not only managed four successful raids more than their rivals, but they also had four stops more for an eight-point margin. California converted 51 of their 61 raids for a success rate of more than 83 per cent. Gurlal Singh of Royal Kings USA was the star raider of the first quarter, during which the teams were almost evenly matches.

In the second session, Virender Bowler, who was later adjudged the Best Stopper of the match with seven stops, helped California Eagles fights back in equalize the scores. Mikhail Jamaal, also called ‘Meek Seattle’ came to the fore with his stops for California Eagles, but Yadvinder Singh and Iqbal Singh Thiara of Royal Kings USA also had a great session in the defence. Gurlal Singh of Royal Kings was the star raider as his team went ahead 46-43.

But in the final quarter, California Eagles led by stoppers Virender Bowler and Mikhail Jamaal took charge and carried their team to a fine win, despite the best efforts of raider Gurlal Ganaur, who fought valiantly for Royal Kings. Gurlal had consolation of being adjudged the Man of the Match with 19 successful raids.