The property establishesitself as a successful benchmark for aspiring Kabaddi players
After an exciting 10-day tournament between 128 teams across 8 districts in Tamil Nadu, Asian Paints Tractor Emulsion Bharat Super Leagueheld a press conference in Chennai to mark the success of the initiative that received massive local response from players and fans alike. Present at the event as the Guest of Honor wasLaxmanSivaramakrishnan,renowned former Indian Cricketer andCricket Commentator.
With the immense talent that lies in the hinterlands of the country, Asian Paints undertook the standto support thisleague that fosters grass-root level Kabaddi and unearths young, local talent in India.The conference highlighted the interesting journey of the 10-day tournament of Asian Paints Tractor Emulsion Bharat Super League.
Commenting on the success of the property, JaideepKanse GM – Marketing, Asian Paints Ltd, said, “Asian Paints Tractor Emulsion’s association with the league was the beginning of a landmark initiative that witnessed some high potential rural Kabaddi Players. We are proud to be associated with Bharat Super League and its endeavour of bringing to light rural players by giving them a recognized launch pad that would further boost their aspirations to play at the topmost level in the nation at a professional level.”
RohtashNandal, Bharat Kabaddi Association commented, “This all-around journey of Asian Paints Tractor Emulsion Bharat Super League showcased the level of excitement players and fans have about Kabaddi in the state of Tamil Nadu. Having been deeply connected with this sport has made us realize that these phenomenal playersare the real future Kabaddi champions of India.”
LaxmanSivaramakrishnan, former Indian Cricket and Cricket Commentator said, “It’s great that reputed organisations like Asian Paints is lending support to build the home-grown sport and boost the morale and confidence of the young and dynamic players of our nation. It gives me immense pleasure and honor to be with the teams who have showcased a high level of performance, fitness level, skills and gameplay.”
Deepak Rathi, MD, Republic of Sportssaid, “We have already conducted a very exciting series of the tournament in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The energy and enthusiasm of theplayers was intense and the matches were a thrill to watch for the spectators.There could not be a better partner than Asian Paints, a home-grown company that has been catering to the aspirations of millions of homeowners in Tamil Nadu for over 75 years.We promise to do everything possible in backing this initiative to transform India’s oldest rural sports into something big.”
In the Grand Finale, the winner shall receive a cash prize of INR 51000 and the Runner-up team shall be given a cash prize of INR 31000.