Elaborate arrangements have been made at Ambedkar Indoor stadium and the stage is all set for Telangana Premier Kabaddi. The six-day event will start from Thursday in the presence of local MLA Gangula Kamalakar, Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed, State Kabaddi Association State secretary K Jagadishwar Yadav and others.
With a view to encourage players especially from rural background, Chintala Sports in association with Telangana Kabaddi Association are organising TPK competitions in the districts. While, the first phase of the competition was held in Warangal from January 21 to 30, the second phase will start in Karimnagar.
A total of eight teams including Hyderabad Bulls, Karimnagar Kings, Nalgonda Eagles, Warangal Warriors, Siddipet Stallions, Khammam Cheetahs, Rangareddy Raiders and Gadwal Gladiators are going to take part in TPK.
Seven players from the erstwhile Karimnagar district are representing various teams in the premier kabaddi. Gangadhhari Mallesh who belongs to Choutpalli of Akkannapet mandal is the captain for Karimnagar Kings and Manda Nagaraju from the same village is playing for Warangal Warriors.
A native of Chakkapalli of Vemulawada, N Prasanth and L Prasanth of Kalleda of Manakondur will be representing Hyderabad Kings. While Burra Mallesh Gannavaram of Manakondur mandal is playing for Karimangar Kings, Jillela Odelu Gangaram of Kataram mandal and G Thirupathi Nukalamarri Vemulawada will be representing in the other team.
Speaking to Tabloid Today, Kabaddi Association district president Ch Sampath Rao said that though kabaddi was one of the famous games, it has somehow disappeared. With a view to encourage players, they have decided to organise the premier kabaddi on the lines of cricket and other premier leagues.