Pune, 20 October 2018: India’s sport of Kabaddi has grown leaps and bounds with the growth of India’s flagship kabaddi league, VIVO Pro Kabaddi. Encouraging the growth of the sport amongst the younger generation, Star Sports has begun the second season of KBD Juniors – an inter-school Kabaddi championship. School kids from Pune got an opportunity to meet one of their favourite star Bajrang Damolia, from Puneri Paltan at Dr. D.Y. Patil Public School in Pimpri Chinchwad.
As Bajrang entered the school, kabaddi fans were enthralled and during the meet and greet, curious kids had several questions for Bajrang about the sport. Educating the school children on the sport, Bajrang also played a match with them.
Commenting on the occasion, Bajrang Damolia said, “It was indeed a privilege for me to meet these young Kabaddi players. It was endearing to interact with them and realise that they share the same love for Kabaddi, like all of us at Puneri Paltan. I was happy to see the passion and dedication these young athletes displayed for the game. Looking at this, I strongly believe that Kabaddi has a bright future in the country.”
Eight city schools will test their grit against each other at Balewadi Stadium, to enter the round of city finals.
Match 1: JP Trust’s Vidya Niketan vs The Bishop’s School Camp
Match 2: Pawar Public School vs D Y Patil Public School
Match 3: Pune Police Public School vs Pandit Rao Agashe
Match 4: Late Capt. Shivrampant Prashala vs MES Boys High School
The tournament will have 24 schools across 12 cities, and 3,500 students between the age group of 11 to 12 years battle it out to make it to the grand finale. In Season 2 of KBD Juniors, 24 schools are divided into 8 groups of 3 teams who will play against each other. From each group, the team finishing first will then make it to the round of city finals, which will take place during the home leg of each city as part of Season VI of VIVO Pro Kabaddi and then the National finals.
Puneri Paltan’s Home leg matches are going on at Shree Shiv Chatrapati Sports complex, Mahalunge – Balewadi from 18th of October till 24th October. Fans can still grab the match tickets from BookMyShow and offline ticket counters situated at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge – Balewadi. Fans can also purchase exclusive Puneri Paltan merchandise from the team’s official website and from amazon.in and shopclues.com.
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