Ludhiana: The two-day trials for the formation of the women kabbadi team which is going to represent the India in the world cup matches of the kabbadi 2016 was concluded on Wednesday at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana.
Around 201 players have registered their names in the trial list from all over the country to reserve their berth for the matches of the world cup.
Maximum number of players came from the neighbouring state Haryana to take part in the trials as they were 115 in number in which most of the players gave the trials under the category of stopper and remaining were the raider. Players from the Punjab state showed less interest in the trials as they reached in less number as compared to neighbouring state.
It’s important to mention here that the most of the players who took part in the trials were the beginners and they didn’t have the experience about how to handle the pressure during the matches. Only ten players were having the experience as they performed for their country in the matches of recent world cup. Members of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) was also present on the occasion to supervise the trials as the players do not use any wrong way to qualify the trials.
Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister, Sikandar Singh Maluka, informed that after the completion of the trials, a total of 30 girls would be selected for the Indian team (women) and their training camp would be held in Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. He said that later, a final team comprising 14 girls would be selected for participating in World Kabbadi Cup 2016. He also said that the government is committed for promoting Kabbadi sport across the globe.
He further stated that the 10 women teams would be participating in the world cup matches of the Kabbadi for women and it would be for the first time that three teams from Africa namely as Tanzania, Kenya and Sierra Leone would be participating.
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