Vancouver Lions win first match in World Kabaddi League, beat Sonakshi Sinha’s United Singhs

Published: September 2, 2014


Picture 1 of 12

Teams in action at World kabadi league 2014, United Singhs v Vancouver Lions at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on August 31, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

VANCOUVER DESI

Man of the match : Gagandeep Singh Sabrawa (Vancouver Lions)
Best Raider: Gagandeep Singh Sabrawa, Vancouver Lions (18 raids)
Best Stopper: Sandeep Singh Sandhu, United Singhs (6 stops)

Vancouver Lions finally won their first World Kabaddi League match 57-53 against Sonakshi Sinha’s United Singh’s on Sunday.

It took four games and a great fight-back in the last two quarters for the Vancouver Lions to score their maiden victory and move up one position from the bottom of the table.

Gagandeep Singh Sabrawa of the Vancouver Lions was the man of the match as well as the Best Raider contributing 18 points to his team’s kitty, according to a press release.

United Singh’s player Sandeep Singh also put up a valiant show for his team with six stops in the 15th match of the League.

The United Singh were narrowly ahead at 14-13 after the first quarter, but increased that to a sizeable 29-24 midway into the game, before the Vancouver Lions staged a remarkable comeback to snatch the lead at 40-39.

The Vancouver Lions then managed to nose ahead to 57-53 by the end to clinch their victory.

After Sunday’s second and last match in Delhi, the next set of matches in the coming weekend will be played in Ludhiana.

Schedule for next week’s matches:

September 6, 2014: Khalsa Warriors v Vancouver Lions;
California Eagles v United Singhs.
September 7, 2014: Royal Kings USA v Yo Yo Tigers;
Lahore Lions v Punjab Thunder

League position after Match 15 of the Wave World Kabaddi League:

Team Played Win Lost Points
Khalsa Warriors 4 4 0 8
Lahore Lions 4 3 1 6
United Singhs 4 2 2 4
Yo Yo Tigers 3 2 1 4
Punjab Thunder 4 2 2 4
Royals Kings USA 4 1 3 2
Vancouver Lions 4 1 3 2
California Eagles 3 0 3 0

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,





Featured

WKLChampions

Spice Sports: World Kabaddi League Champion Crowned

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi! Heading into the final weekend of the Wave World Kabaddi League season, the…
Continue Reading »

bibeau

Terror on your doorstep: A third of B.C.ers believe radicals are living on their block

GORD MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI Half of British Columbians believe there is a serious threat of homegrown terrorism in Canada, according to a poll by the…
Continue Reading »

monkey main

Killer monkeys invade India after government issues wildlife preservation to protect wild apes

CEN AGENCY A ban on capturing monkeys in India has led to an explosion of ape attacks – some which are deadly – across the…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Hockey legend Pat Quinn remembered as a straight shooter with a heart of gold

HKN-OBIT-Pat-Quinn, 7th Writethru Correction By Stephen Whyno THE CANADIAN PRESS On the ice, behind the bench and behind his desk, Pat Quinn was an imposing…
Continue Reading »

WKLChampions

Spice Sports: World Kabaddi League Champion Crowned

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi! Heading into the final weekend of the Wave World Kabaddi League season, the…
Continue Reading »

bibeau

Terror on your doorstep: A third of B.C.ers believe radicals are living on their block

GORD MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI Half of British Columbians believe there is a serious threat of homegrown terrorism in Canada, according to a poll by the…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

Immigrant-language test

Woman loses Canadian citizenship for failing language, knowledge tests after it was granted in error

ADRIAN HUMPHREYS POSTMEDIA NEWS A would-be Canadian who received a grade of zero out of six on her citizenship language test and four out of…
Continue Reading »

Surrey

Surrey’s YouTube prankster Ace Journey on a roll (w/video)

KRISTI ALEXANDRA SURREY NOW SURREY — If you were recently chased through Bear Creek Park by a Sasquatch, chances are you were part of a…
Continue Reading »

desi-sex-bollywood-bhabhi

Venus Williams dances on a Bollywood number in India (w/gallery, video)

CEN AGENCY Former world number one tennis player Venus Williams, 34, took the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong dream by dancing to a Bollywood number…
Continue Reading »

desi bride loaded in gold

Indian bride draws flak for wearing $700,000 jewellery at her wedding

CEN AGENCY An Indian sweet maker made sure his daughter was the golden girl at her upcoming wedding by covering her in gold jewellery worth…
Continue Reading »

India

Video: Bear mauls Indian farmer to death, injures second man (Warning: Graphic Content)

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian farmer was mauled to death and another left seriously injured after a terrifying and unusual bear attack in Karnataka on Monday,…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Bollywood

Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone the next hit Bollywood couple?

HINDUSTAN TIMES Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone are known to deliver hits on their shoulders alone. Now, audiences may be in for a…
Continue Reading »

Indian Director of the film 'Eklavya' Vidhu Vinod Chopra listens during a press conference in New Delhi, 28 September 2007. Chopra says he'd like to make 3 Idiots in different languages. AFP PHOTO/ Manpreet ROMANA

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to make 3 Idiots in different languages

IANS Panaji — Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he wants to make the blockbuster 3 Idiots in various languages because it left an impact on…
Continue Reading »

Indian Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan attends a signing event as the new brand ambassador for the DHFL housing finance company in Mumbai on November 21, 2014. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Shah Rukh Khan sends out audio card to 10 million Twitter followers

IANS Mumbai — Superstar Shah Rukh Khan treated his more than 10 million Twitter followers with an audio card on Sunday, thanking his fans for their…
Continue Reading »