The Department of Physical Education and Sports of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University will organise the South India inter-university women’s kabaddi tournament for five days from January 9.

Over 700 kabaddi players from 45 South Indian universities are likely to showcase their talents under floodlights at VOC Stadium, Palayamkottai, where huge galleries are being erected to enable the spectators enjoy the matches to be conducted by qualified national referees.

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), T. K. Rajendran will formally inaugurate the tournament at 5.30 p.m. on January 9 following a glittering cultural events to be staged by over 1,000 students from three higher secondary schools from Tirunelveli and Palayamkottai and St. Mary’s College, Tuticorin. Arrangements have been made for special fireworks display after the inaugural ceremony.

Commissioner of Police, Tirunelveli City, Sunil Kumar Singh will inaugurate the first match of the tournament. “Since no entry fee will be collected, sports lovers should come in large number and enjoy all matches ,” A.K. Kumaraguru, Vice-Chancellor, MSU, told reporters today.