Pro Wrestling League: Postponed second season to be held from 2 to 19 January
Postponed after organisers said that their plans were thrown haywire by demonetisation, the 2nd season of Pro Wrestling League will now be held from 2-19 January.
New Delhi: Postponed after organisers claimed that their plans were thrown haywire by demonetisation, the second season of Pro Wrestling League will now be held from 2 to 19 January.
ProSportify in association with Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) today announced the revised dates of the competition.
"I am very happy with the new dates. We would be having ample time to be here with our family on Christmas," said Olympic gold medallist Erica Wiebe of Canada.
"Despite challenges, we take pride in hosting this mega wrestling event that features the largest pool of Olympians and World Champions and we promise the participation of top players of the world in large numbers. I am very certain that wrestling enthusiasts would welcome the move despite all the challenges that have come our way," said WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
The six teams participating this year will be from Delhi, Mumbai, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Jaipur. The second edition will follow the same format as of the inaugural season with each team comprising of nine players -- five men, four women; five Indian and four international wrestlers. The tournament will feature a total of 18 ties -- 15 in the league phase, two semi-finals and a grand finale.
About a dozen of Olympic medallist including Olympic and World Champion Vladimir Khinchegashvili, three time Olympic medallist Mariya Stadnik, World Champion Oksana Herhel and Olympic champion Erica Wiebe would be the attraction of this league.
The Indians in action will be Yogeshwar Dutt, Sakshi Malik and Sandeep Tomar.
Amit Dhankar's last big performance was a silver-medal show in 74kg at the 2019 Asian Championship held in Xian, China.
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It is the first time that 28-year-old Malik, who is a 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, has made the cut for the Olympics.