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The grand finale of the Kabaddi World Cup between the two traditional arch rivals, India and Pakistan, will be played at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Saturday evening. The women's final which was postponed due to rain now will also be played here tomorrow.
The event will be of about 3 hours including the matches and a cultural programme in which actors Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif will perform.
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari said the programme would be from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. He asked the general public to take their seats in the stadium by 5.30 pm so as to avoid any inconvenience later.
Popular Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, Punjabi folk singer Daljit Dosanjh and many others will entertain the crowd.
Apart from this, a five-member delegation from Pakistan will be coming. The members are Law Minister of Pak Punjab, Rana Sana Ullah Khan, Rana Mehsoor Ahmed, deputy speaker of Pak Punjab, Sayed Zahim Ahmed Husain, higher education minister of Pak Punjab, Khurram Dastgir, a member National Assembly, and Kamra Micheal, a senator in Pakistan. Many other guests will also be coming.
The DC said block A of the stadium would be for VVIP guests and entry would be from gate number 4. MPs, MLAs, sponsors, NRI guests will make entry from gate number 5 while members of SGPC, zila parishad, panchayat samiti will enter from gate number 3-A and will sit in block B. Other VIPs will make entry from gate 7 and will sit in block F. Their parking will be in GCG.
Blocks C, D and E will be for general public and their entries will be from gate numbers 3, 1, 9 and 8. Parking will be at old courts complex and GCG.
Fight for the title
The Indian men's team will fight against Pakistan to retain the title for the third consecutive year. The Indian women's brigade will also try to defend its title and will be up against abruptly emerged Malaysian team.