Mangaluru, Dec 29, 2014: City Mayor Mahabala Maarla has informed that top Kabaddi teams from the state will be participating in a two-day state level flood-lit Kabaddi tournament to be held at Nehru Maidan on December 31 and January 1 as part of the ongoing Karavali Utsav.
Speaking to reporters here, Maarla who is also the President of the Karavali Utsav Sports committee said the event to be held in men’s and women’s categories will see top six teams from the state including two local teams vie for the coveted championship.
The Mayor informed that the winning teams in both categories will walk away with a cash prize of Rs one lakh each while runners-up will get Rs 60,000. The third and fourth place holders will get Rs 30,000 cash prize, he informed.
Individual prizes of Rs 5000 will be given to the best performances. The Mayor said renowned athletes Sahana Kumari and MR Poovamma will participate in the inaugural function.Eminent Kabaddi players Uday Chowta and Sukesh Hegde will be honoured during the event, he informed.