Baburao Chandere Foundation wins Pune District Open Selection Kabaddi Championships
The Vikas Kale led Baburao Chandere Foundation won the Pune District Open Selection Kabaddi Championship here in the city recently. Organized by Pune District Kabaddi Association in collaboration with Kedarnath Samajik Sanstha, the kabaddi tournament for men's and women's teams saw participation from more than 140 local teams from the district of Pune.
The tournament kicked off on 29th November in Vadgaon(BK), Pune with a total of 108 men's teams ready to take on each other for the title. Played across four kabaddi grounds, the first day saw a total of 42 matches being played in the men's category. The knockout format of the tournament enabled more and more teams to participate and get a platform to show their skills.
Baburao Chandere Foundation, one of the 16 teams who entered the pre-quarterfinals had players like Vikas Kale and Akshay Jadhav in the team. They entered the tournament as the favorites and rightly so. Starting their campaign against Chetak Sports Club, they won the match 38-9. It was a similar result against Saraswati Krida Sansthan as the Vikas Kale led team showed complete domination to win the quarterfinal match 38-15. Reaching the final after defeating Sai Sports Academy in the semis, it was clear that they would go on to win the tournament.
They faced Utkarsha Krida Sanstha in the finals, one of the other heavyweight teams of the tournament. They had won their pre-quarterfinals against Shri Krushna Kabaddi Sangha 32-21, before a tight match against Atul Dada Benake Sports Club.
However, Utkarsha Krida failed to give a tight competition in the finals against Baburao Chandere Foundation, with the later clinching the match as well as the competition 43-11.