World Kabaddi League (WKL), the first international kabaddi league, on Thursday unveiled Wave Group as the title sponsor and also the eight franchises, who will fighting out for the top honours in the league starting on August 9.
The announcements were made in the presence of Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and president of WKL, Pargat Singh, WKL commissioner, and Raman Raheja, chief executive of the league.
The franchise owners Yo Yo Honey Singh, Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha were also present on the occasion. The franchisee owners also showcased their team logos.
"I always wanted to transform the sports landscape and enable the growth of a multi-sport culture in India. Kabaddi is a truly indigenous Indian sport and promotes healthy lifestyle amongst the youth. I wanted to take it to the next level and hence I decided to take this indigenous Indian sport to a global platform through World Kabaddi League," Badal said.