Champions Kabaddi League Has Launched At Abbotsford Centre

By August 29, 2016Sports

Submitted. Abbotsford loves Kabaddi!   Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management to the Abbotsford Centre is pleased to announce the company will bring the Champions Kabaddi League to Abbotsford in 2016.  Kabaddi, which originates back to pre-historic times, has been played all over India and South Asia since 1930.


Kabaddi is a high intensity contact sport, with ten players on each side; played for a period of 40 minutes with a five-minute break.  The core idea of the game is to score points by raiding into the opponent’s court and touching as many defensive players as possible without getting caught; in a single breath.  One player, chanting Kabaddi!! Kabaddi !! Kabaddi !! Charges into the opponent court and tries to touch the opponent closest to him, while the seven opponents maneuver to catch the attacker.


“We’ve hosted Kabaddi events in the past with great success, but to become the main venue for the Champions Kabaddi League for the next three months in a great privilege,” stated Spectra’s Andrew Nash, General Manager at the Abbotsford Centre.  “The inclusion of Champions Kabaddi League further expands our robust events schedule this fall and brings new fans into the venue.”


Five teams, including hometown Paar Abby Fighters of Abbotsford will compete for Champions Kabaddi League supremacy, against teams from Richmond (Richmond Raiders), Surrey (Surrey Superstars), and two teams from Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Young Panthers and the Canadian Punjabi Tigers). The competitors of the Champions Kabaddi League are from India, Pakistan, as well as Canada.


Champions Kabaddi League Matches:

Held Saturday, August 20 – 6PM

Held Friday, August 26 – 7PM

Saturday, September 3 – 6PM

Saturday, September 10 – 6PM

Saturday, September 17 – 6PM

Saturday, September 24- 6PM

Monday, October 3 – 6PM

Saturday, October 8 – 6PM

Sunday, October 16 – 6PM


Tickets to Kabaddi matches are $20.00 and can be purchased at the Prospera Centre Box Office at the Abbotsford Centre and online at

Image courtesy of Abbotsford Centre


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