Good News for Women’s Kabaddi, 66th Senior Women National Kabaddi Championship to be held in Patna.
As everyone concerned and connected with Kabaddi Game must be aware that 66th Senior National Kabaddi Championship – Women as per the AKFI Calendar of the year 2018 – 2019 was allocated to Andhra Kabaddi Association which was to be held and organised somewhere in October 2018. The said State Association withdrew itself from organising the event in October 2018 and requested to organise it at a later stage. However during hearings in the matter of State Associations representations received against the “Electoral College” formed for the elections of Office Bearers of AKFI, that there were allegations of harassment by Women players against the Secretary of the State Association.It was then decided that the Championship should not be allocated to the said State Association keeping in view the interest, faith and confidence of the Women player.
It was then circulated to all the State Associations affiliated to AKFI to come forward to hold the Championship but despite repeated communication no State Association came forward. to hold the Championship but despite repeated communication no State Association came forward.Considering that the interest of the Women players to participate in the Championship needed to be looked into and protected, a persuasive communication was made with various State Associations. Finally on our persuasion and assurance to help financially by AKFI as per rules eventually the Secretary Bihar State Association has conveyed the willingness of the State Association to conduct the event from 11th to 14th July 2019 at Patliputra Sports Complex Kankar Bagh Patna.
Considering the interest of women players it is decided that 66th Senior National Kabaddi Championship – Women be allocated to the Bihar State Kabaddi Association. The decision be communicated to the said Association to start preparations for the event. Communication be sent to all State Associations to prepare and select their Women Teams for participation in the event so as to ensure that event is fully competitive and contested. National telecast of the Semi Final and Final matches of the event are in contemplation.