Wrestler Sangram Singh has collaborated with WWE's Great Khali to start a wrestling league in India, on the lines of the Indian Cricket League.
"Khali and I are seriously looking at an Indian Wrestling League," says Sangram. "It’s been my long-cherished dream to bring a wrestling league to India. By starting a wrestling league, I hope to provide for wrestling the kind of visible and glamorous platform that the IPL has given to cricket.”
Sangram and Khali have met up on the issue.
According to Sangram, Khali has shown keen interest in the idea.
"We are trying to take this idea forward in the best way forward. Unfortunately, wrestling in India doesn’t have the same appeal for the youth that cricket and football do. For this reason, I want to also begin a series of wrestling academies across the country. If cricket can be so glamorous and lucrative, I don’t see why wrestling should lag behind,” says Sangram.