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Honey Singh buys team in World Kabbadi League, names it Yo Yo Tigers

PTI  New Delhi, July 11, 2014
First Published: 18:10 IST(11/7/2014) | Last Updated: 20:41 IST(11/7/2014)

Star rapper, Yo Yo Honey Singh is the latest celebrity after actor Akshay Kumar to buy a team in the World Kabbadi League which is scheduled to be held in five different countries from August to December in 2014. He has named it Yo Yo Tigers, because he feels it will help people relate to it.

"I wanted to associate with a sport that I really believe in. So I bought a team in World Kabbadi League, and Toronto will host my team," Singh, who had also started Global Fighting Championship (GFC) in Dubai, told reporters here.

"I have named the team after my own name because I want to represent the game internationally. I know children and youth relate to me, so I feel they will support my team as much as they support me," he added.

The 31-year-old has also shared that he will give his best while promoting the team and that soon he will launch a track for the same.

"I like action-based sports and kabbadi is my favourite. I wanted to be associated with a sport on which I really believe, so I bought a team in World Kabbadi League and Toronto will host my team," Singh, who had also started Global Fighting Championship in Dubai.
 
"I have been involved in it for the last one and half months and I think it is truelly global. I have named it on my name, 'Yo Yo Tigers' and I am really excited to see it on screen when it is covered in Sony Six," he added.
 
The Punjab-born rapper, who made it big in Bollywood with his foot-tapping party numbers, is already busy in composing the title track for his team.
 
"I have already planned to roll out my next title in support of my team. It will be another peppy number which will also encourge the fans of my team," said Honey Singh, who has ruled the chartbusters with songs like 'Angreji Beat', 'High Heels' and 'Dope Shope'.
 
A personal venture headed by Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, World Kabaddi League will follow the format of Formula One and will be played across four continents in countries such as UK, USA, Canada, UAE and India, starting August 9 at London.

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