KIYG 2022: They plow the farmland and burn the Kabaddi fields for MP | FP port
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Once they cultivated farmland for sowing, but now they are plowing their enemies in the Kabaddi fields. In short, this is the story of the kabaddi players representing Madhya Pradesh at the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2022.
Most of the Kabaddi players representing the national team come from peasant families. The MP team has 24 players, including boys and girls, 20 of whom are from farming families. Expressions of Kabaddi players from farmer families indicate that this is a burgeoning game in rural areas.
Kabaddi is the second most watched sport in the country as the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is the second most watched sports league after the Indian Premier League (IPL).
According to viewership data from the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC), the number of viewers for the latest season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) was 222 million, a 17.5% increase from the 2021 season, and the 2022 Indian Premier League (229 million viewers) .
Anarchy Kabaddi Academy
The players and coaches told the Free Press, “There is no government coaching academy in the village, so all the players here have suffered. There is also no Sports Authority of India (SAI) Kabaddi center in MP.”
“A lot of players play up to the junior level, but after playing for the senior national team, they leave Kabaddi because they don’t get recognition or compensation,” says Kabaddi’s coach.
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