Visakhapatnam: President International Kabaddi Federation J S Gehlot will attend the Championship and some foreign delegates form Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia are expected to visit the city as special guests, Ramanjaneyulu added.

He said that in order to encourage holding state and national-level sports events in the city, a special fund has been created with donations from the industrialists and others.

"A statutory board would be constituted to look after various aspects of the special fund," he said.

Congress Legislator(West) Malla Vijaya Prasad and Chief of the CMR group M Venkataramana have announced a donation of Rs 5 lakh each towards the funds.