Honey Singh's kabaddi team Yo Yo Tigers suspended
The team owned by rapper Honey Singh in the World Kabaddi League (WKL) was suspended from the rest of the tournament as the singer reportedly did not pay the players their due.Updated: Nov 15, 2014 06:09 IST
Rapper Honey Singh made headlines last year when he reportedly charged an astronomical sum for a song, thus becoming the costliest singer in Bollywood.
But on Thursday, the team owned by him in the World Kabaddi League (WKL) was suspended from the rest of the tournament as the singer reportedly did not pay the players their due.
After players of the franchise Yo Yo Tigers lodged a formal complaint about the pending payments with the league's governing council, it suspended the franchise from the tournament.
On Wednesday, Yo Yo Tigers players had given California Eagles the walkover and proceeded to the governing council office to lodge a complaint.
On Thursday, too, they did the same thing before their match against United Singhs. Yo Yo Tigers, with nine points from 19 matches, are placed at the bottom of the table.
WKL commissioner and former India hockey captain Pargat Singh told HT that, "Based on a written complaint from the players, the WKL has suspended the Yo Yo Tigers franchise for the time being. We will conduct an inquiry into the matter... At the same time, the players shouldn't have left the field. The governing council has taken a serious view of this too and suspended the players," he added.
First Published: Nov 15, 2014 06:04 IST