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Kabaddi WC: 40,000 spectators expected to attend closing ceremony, final matches

punjab Updated: Dec 15, 2012 23:41 IST
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Guru Nanak Stadium here on Friday was abuzz with activity as officials took stock of preparations for the closing ceremony and final matches of the tournament on Saturday.

Preparations for the event, likely to be attended by about 40,000 people, were in full swing amid worries that rain might delay Saturday's grand finale. Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari said they had allotted gates for the entry of visitors to the venue, Guru Nanak Stadium. "Entry to the general enclosure will be free, though, for the VVIP seats, spectators will have to enter from gate number 5," he said.

The chief minister, his deputy and other guests, meanwhile, will enter the stadium from gate number 4. For the entry to the VIP enclosure, spectators will have to enter from Gate 3 A. They will have to park their vehicles at the Zila Parishad office near the stadium.

Meanwhile, the five-member delegation from Pakistan that was scheduled to attend the third kabaddi world cup final in the city would come as per plan, DC Tiwari, who was addressing a press conference regarding the preparations for the event to be held on Saturday, said on Friday.

Earlier, after Pakistan Punjab chief minister had cancelled his visit due to ill health on Thursday, it was thought that the delegation would cancel its visit too.

Spectators with passes to the VIP F enclosure will have to enter from gate number 7. "For the general public, the entry will be from the Gate number 1, 3, 8 and 9," Tewari said.

The closing ceremony, meanwhile, will begin at 6.30pm, with a cultural performance. It would be followed by a performance by Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif and end at 9.30pm with a sound and light show. "The final matches will be played after the closing ceremony," Tewari said.