Bangalore: The 9th All India BSNL kabaddi tournament, hosted by the Karnataka Circle Sports & Cultural Board, will get under way at the Hombe Gowda Stadium, here from January 18 to 22.

Teams from 21 BSNL Circles, with nearly 295 participants, are expected to participate in the five-day meet. Rajasthan is the defending champion. Shri P.V. Desai from Goa will be the chief referee.

Karnataka team: Sandeep Chouti (capt.), C.P. Mahesh, N. Venkat Swamy, Mahadeva, N. Kumar, S. Suresh, M. Prakash, G.N. Arjunappa, Ramaiah, H. Devaraj, B.M. Manjunath. Coach: K. Murthy. Manager: Shashipriya.

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