| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 26 April 2016 | Asia Samachar
Azaad Kabaddi Club emerged champions at the Chardikala Kabaddi Tournament 2017 in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
They beat Chardikala Kabaddi Club and seven other other teams in the fourth annual tournament held at SSU Kelab Aman to take home a trophy and cash prize of RM3,100.
Former Indian international Sukhvir Singh Srawa, who captained the team from 2011-2013, represented Chardikala who ended the tournament with 25 points, to win a cash price of RM2,100. Azaad chalked 30 points.
Mahavir Singh was nominated as the best raider.
“We are organising the tournament to exhibit the excitement of the sports. Hopefully, it will attract interest amongst Malaysians and also the national sports ministry,” organising chairman Achhinda Singh tells Asia Samachar.
Kabaddi in Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and Singapore mostly attract Punjabis from India, with little interest shown by local Punjabis.
People’s Progressive Party (PPP) senior vice president Maglin Dennis D’Cruz, a former Federal government deputy minister, gave away the trophies.
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