Now an IPL like Wrestling League from November 2011
New Delhi: Indian Wrestling League, an event on the lines of hugely successful IPL, will be launched later this year, the Wrestling Federation of India announced.
The WFI in collaboration with Kolkata based Leisure Sports will organise the League during November and December this year.
"Each team shall be named after the franchisee owner and will be permitted to have two foreign wrestlers in each style," GS Mander, President of the Wrestling Federation of India, said.
The League will be held in seven weight categories for both men and women. During the first year, there will be six city based teams competing in the league.
The bouts in the five-week long competition will be held at different venues on last three days of the week.
The wrestlers will obtain classification points after every bout and at the conclusion of the league, prize money will be awarded to the winning team and also to the Champion wrestlers.