Indian Wrestling League to be Launched in Early 2013

September 5, 2012

India’s wrestling federation has announced its plan to launch the Indian Wrestling League (IWL) early next year.

The new league has been jointly created by the Wrestling Federation of India and Leisure Sports Management.

The IWL is based on the format of the successful Indian Premier League and will start with six city-based franchises. IWL Commissioner and Chair G.S. Mander said: “The IWL will be held in January and February next year.”

The franchises are reportedly likely to be based at Sonepat, Pune, Ludhiana/Patiala, Delhi, Nandini Nagar (Gonda, U.P.) and Patna.

Each team will include star wrestlers from India and abroad and will play 10 home-and-away matches.

Mander said: “There will be seven weight categories in male and female wrestling. Each team will have seven male and female wrestlers. Two from each section will be foreigners.”{jcomments on}