Pro Kabaddi Schedule | Pro Kabaddi Schedule 2019 | Pro Kabaddi Time Table

Pro Kabaddi Schedule | Pro Kabaddi Schedule 2019 | Pro Kabaddi Time Table:- The 2019 Vivo Pro Kabaddi League is going to be the 7th Season of the tournament. The defending champions are Bengaluru Bulls, who had defeated the Gujarat Fortune Giants in the 2018 Pro Kabaddi League Final. The 7th season of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League will be expected to begin on July 2019. Pro Kabaddi will be played in the caravan format with the teams playing in 12 cities.

The Pro Kabaddi League is a professional-level Kabaddi league in India. Pro Kabaddi league was launched in 2014 and is broadcast on Star Sports.

Pro Kabaddi league inception was influenced by the popularity of the Kabaddi tournament at the 2006 Asian Games. The format of Pro Kabaddi league was influenced by the Indian Premier League. The Pro Kabaddi League uses a franchise-based model and its 1st season was held in 2014 with 8 teams each of which has paid fees of up to US$250,000 to join. Pro Kabaddi 2019 Player List

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Initially, There were doubts over whether the Pro Kabaddi League would be successful, noting that there were many leagues attempting to copy the IPL’s business model and success and that unlike cricket, there were fewer popular players in Kabaddi. However, it was also noted that kabaddi was widely played in India.

The season 1 of Pro Kabaddi league was seen by 435 million viewers, Mashal sports placing it just behind the total-season viewership of the 2014 Indian Premier League season, while the first championship was seen by 86.4 million viewers. Star Sports, the Pro Kabaddi league’s broadcaster, subsequently announced in 2015 that it would acquire a 74% stake in Pro Kabaddi league’s parent company Mashal Sports.

From 2017 season, the Pro Kabaddi league added 4 new teams, and changed its format to split the teams into two divisions known as “zones”.

 

Pro Kabaddi league Seasons

Season 1

Pro Kabaddi league first signing and auction for players for the 8 teams was held on 20 May 2014 in Mumbai. India’s national kabaddi team captain Rakesh Kumar was the high-priced among the players bought for ₹12.80 lakh by the Patna Pirates. Sports Authority of India’s Deepak Niwas Hooda was purchased by Telugu Titans franchise for ₹12.60 lakh. Tae Deok Eom was the highest paid overseas player purchased for ₹7 lakh by Patna franchise.

The duration of the Pro Kabaddi league season 1 was from 26 July 2014 to 31 August 2014. 56 games were to be played in the first round and 4 in playoff stage making a total of 60 games. 8 teams took part in the Pro Kabaddi league first edition. The 1st game was played between U Mumba and Jaipur Pink Panthers and the final was played on August 31 at Mumbai.

 

Season 2

Pro Kabaddi league season 2 was from 18 July 2015 to 23 August 2015. in Pro Kabaddi league season 2, There were 60 matches played with two semifinals, a third-place play-off and a final. Pro Kabaddi league season 2 First game was played on July 18 between U Mumba and Jaipur Pink Panthers and the final was played on August 23 at Mumbai between U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls. U Mumba beat Bengaluru Bulls to win the 2015 season of Pro Kabaddi League. In Pro Kabaddi league season 2 U Mumba stood first, Bengaluru Bulls stood second and Telugu Titans stood on the 3rd position in the league.

 

Season 3

Star Sports Pro Kabaddi league Season 3 will have two versions. The CEO of Star India, Mr Sanjay Gupta confirmed that Star Sports Pro Kabaddi league wants to make Pro Kabaddi, a 5-week event, happen 10 weeks a year by having two editions a year. The idea is to play the Pro Kabaddi league once in January–February 2016 and once in June–July 2016. Pro Kabaddi league season 3 also had 8 teams. Patna Pirates beat U Mumba in the final to take home the trophy. Puneri Paltan came 3rd this season.

 

Season 4

Pro Kabaddi league 4th season took place from June 25 to July 31, 2016, with the existing eight teams participating. Patna Pirates beat Jaipur Pink Panthers in final. Pro Kabaddi league Season 4 also saw the launch of first professional woman kabaddi league, Women’s Kabaddi Challenge (WKC). First WKC season saw 3 teams namely Ice Divas, Fire Birds and Storm Queens battle it out to be the first ever WKC champions. In The final, the Storm Queens defeated the Fire Birds.

 

Season 5

Pro Kabaddi 2017 season was the fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League, and it featured 12 teams, including new teams from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat. The team from Haryana is known as Haryana Steelers owned by JSW Sports. Sachin Tendulkar co-owns the Tamil Nadu team named Tamil Thalaivas. The UP team is named as UP Yoddha owned by GMR group and Gujarat team is named as Gujarat Fortune Giants owned by Gautam Adani.

Auctions for the Pro Kabaddi league season 5 were held in May before which the existing teams were allowed to retain one player each. The auction saw over 400 players go under the hammer and Rs 46.99 crores spent by the 12 teams.

The most expensive pick of in Pro Kabaddi league 2017 auction was raider Nitin Tomar, who was bought by the Uttar Pradesh team for a sum of Rs 93 lakh. Following in 2nd place was Rohit Kumar after the Bengaluru Bulls picked him for an Rs 81 lakhs price. The most expensive foreign player was Jang Kun Lee (South Korea’s) after he was retained by the Bengal Warriors for Rs 80.3 lakhs.

Patna Pirates Beat Gujarat Fortune Giants by 55-38 in the final of Pro Kabaddi league 2017, with the Man Of The Tournament Pardeep Narwal stealing the show with 19 raid points.

 

Season 6

Pro Kabaddi league 2018 season is the 6th edition of the Pro Kabaddi League, and it features 12 teams. Auctions for Pro Kabaddi league season 6 was held in which Haryana Steelers paid INR 1.51 Crores for Monu Goyat who became the highest paid player in the history of ProKabaddi league.

The most expensive Foreign player this season is Fazel Atrachali from Iran. He was purchased by U Mumba for INR 1 Crore.

Zone B toppers, Bengaluru Bulls Beat The Zone A Toppers, Gujarat Fortune Giants by 38-33 in Pro Kabaddi league 2018 final with the Man Of The Tournament Pawan Kumar Sehrawat with a record 22 raid points. For a consecutive second time, Gujarat Fortune giants have lost in the finals. The coach of Bengaluru Bulls, Randhir Singh was happy as his team finally won the Pro Kabaddi tournament after underwhelming finishes in a previous couple of seasons.

 

Season 7

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2019 auction held on April 8 and 9. All the 12 teams were given a purse of  ₹4.4 crore each with the availability to buy 18-25 players.

Notable buys on Pro Kabaddi League auction day 1 was Siddharth Desai, purchase by Telugu Titans for Rs. 1.45 crore, raider Nitin Tomar, retained by Puneri Paltan for Rs. 1.20 crore, Rahul Chaudhari bought by Tamil Thalaivas for Rs. 94 lakh, Monu Goyat to UP Yoddha for Rs. 93 lakh and all-rounder Sandeep Narwal going to U Mumba for Rs. 89 lakh.

 

Viewership

During the inaugural season of Pro Kabaddi league viewership was 43.5 crore(435 million) viewers, which was the second in India after the 56 crores (560 million) of IPL viewership. The online viewership also increased to 1.3 crore unique visitors. The 3rd season of Pro Kabaddi league recorded a surge in viewership with the opening week ratings 36 per cent higher than the week one viewership for its last season.

 

Pro Kabaddi league Teams

  • Bengal Warriors
  • Bengaluru Bulls
  • Dabang Delhi KC
  • Gujarat Fortune Giants
  • Haryana Steelers
  • Jaipur Pink Panthers
  • Patna Pirates
  • Puneri Paltan
  • Tamil Thalaivas
  • Telugu Titans
  • U Mumba
  • UP Yoddha

 

Tournament results

Three teams, Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls have won the Pro Kabaddi League once, while Patna Pirates have won the Pro Kabaddi League thrice and the only champions to have defended their title twice. The current champions are Bengaluru Bulls who won the 2018 edition of the competition.

Season Winner Runner-up Best Raider Best Defender Best Allrounder
2014 Jaipur Pink Panthers U Mumba Anup Kumar Manjeet Chillar Anup Kumar
2015 U Mumba Bengaluru Bulls Kashiling Adake Ravinder Pahal Kashiling Adake
2016 January Patna Pirates U Mumba Pardeep Narwal Manjeet Chillar Pardeep Narwal
2016 June Patna Pirates Jaipur Pink Panthers Rahul Chaudhari Fazel Atrachali Rahul Chaudhari
2017 Patna Pirates Gujarat Fortune Giants Pardeep Narwal Surender Nada Pardeep Narwal
2018 Bengaluru Bulls Gujarat Fortune Giants Pawan Kumar Sehrawat Nitesh Kumar Pawan Kumar Sehrawat

 

Prize money

Prize money for the Pro Kabaddi league winner of Season 6 was ₹ 3 crore. The first and second runners-up were awarded ₹ 1.8 crores and ₹ 1.2 crores respectively.

 

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