Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is a professional kabaddi league in India. It was established by Mashal Sports, which acquired the rights to Kabaddi from the International Kabaddi Federation in February 2014. The league began on 2 April 2015 with eight teams playing each other twice over a period of six weeks. Each team consists of seven players, taking the indigenous sport of Kabaddi to levels of new professionalism.
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Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 (2021)
The 8th season of Vivo Pro Kabaddi will begin on 22 December 2021. Each of the 12 teams has begun preparations for the mega event in their quest for the PKL trophy. It will be the first time in PKL’s history that the entire season will take place at one venue. PKL 2021-22 will be held at the Sheraton Grand Whitefield in Bengaluru.
An effective raiding partnership can turn a kabaddi match around at any time. Thus, teams look for top-quality raiders in the auction to add strength to their offense with a mix of young and experienced athletes.
Here are 5 raiding duos which could give you goosebumps to watch in the upcoming Vivo Pro Kabaddi season 8.
Fans of Kabaddi will be thrilled because they’ll finally get to see their favorite sport played live again after an absence of two years. The last PKL was played two years ago, where the Bengal Warriors were been crowned champions. In the final match, Bengal beat Dabangs Delhi KC to clinch their first-ever title.
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How to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2021:
You can watch PKL ( Pro Kabaddi League) in USA through ESPN Plus. For this, you need to have an ESPN Plus subscription. If you already have a subscription, then log in and enjoy PKL, but if new, then signup to subscribe to ESPN Plus:
Willow TV Will also take the live coverage of Pro Kabaddi League 2021 in the USA.
Pro Kabaddi League Broadcast Outside In India:
The PKL is broadcast live on Star Sports and Disney+ Hotstar in India and is available globally through the live streaming service which is listed below.
|India||Star Sports, Disney+ Hotstar|
|Pakistan||Geo Super (TBC)|
|United States of America||Fox Sport, ESPN Plus, Willow TV|
|Canada||Commonwealth Broadcasting Network, Willow TV|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports|
|Saudi Arabia||OSN Sports|
|Bangladesh||Channel 9, Gazi TV (GTV)|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ|
|Sri Lanka||SLRC (Channel Eye)|
|Afghanistan||Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)|
Pro Kabaddi League 2021 Auction:
This Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 auction will be more of a mega event with the emergence of new teams and players joining this popular Indian sports league.
In August’s PKL player auctions held in Mumbai, 59 players were retained, but more than 450 went under the hammer. 190 players were sold for *48.22 crores. Notable player auctions included Pardeep Narwal, who was acquired by UP Yoddha for *1.65 crores, becoming one of the most expensive players to be auctioned at a league outside of cricket. Telugu Titans purchased Siddharth Desai for ₹1.30 crore.
The Pro Kabaddi 2021 auction will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports FIRST, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Tamil, and Star Sports 1 Kannada TV channels in India.
The Pro Kabaddi 2021 auction will also be available globally through the live streaming service ESPN Plus. The auction is set to be a grand spectacle with a number of high-profile players up for grabs. So, make sure you don’t miss out on all the action and tune in to one of the official broadcasters.
Pro Kabaddi League All 12 Teams
Elite Retained Players – Maninder Singh (raider), Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh (all-rounder), Rinku Narwal (defender) Retained.
Young Player – Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat (raider).
International Players – Abozar Mohajer Mighani (defender, 30.5L).
Category B Domestic Players – Sukesh Hegde (raider, 30L), Sumit Singh (raider, 20L), Rishank Devadiga (raider, 20L).
Category C Domestic Players – Manoj Gowda K (all-rounder, 10L), Parveen (defender, 10L), Vijin Thangadurai (defender, 10L), Rohit Banne (defender, 10L), Darshan J (defender, 10L), Sachin Vittala (defender, 17.5L), Akash Pikalmunde (raider, 17L) Category D Domestic Player – Rohit (all-rounder, 6L).
Elite Retained Player – Vikash Kandola (raider).
New Young Existing Players – Vinay (raider), Vikas Chillar (raider), Chand Singh (defender).
International Players – Hamid Mirzaei Nader (all-rounder, 12.1L), Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsodlou (raider, 13.2L).
Category A Domestic Player – Rohit Gulia (all-rounder, 83L).
Category B Domestic Players – Surender Nada (defender, 20L), Ravi Kumar (defender, 27.5L), Vikas Jaglan (all-rounder, 20L).
Category C Domestic Players – Brijendra Singh Chaudhary (all-rounder, 55L), Ajay Ghanghas (all-rounder, 10L), Rajesh Narwal (all-rounder, 10L), Rajesh Gurjar (defender, 10L).
Elite Retained Players – Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (raider), Amit Sheoran (defender).
New Young Existing Players – Saurabh Nandal (defender), Mohit Sehrawat (defender), Banty (raider).
International Players – Ziaur Rahman (defender, 12.2L), Dong Geon Lee (raider, 12.5L), Abolfazl Maghsodlou Mahali (raider, 13L).
Category A domestic Players – Chandran Ranjit (raider, 80L), Mahender Singh (defender, 50L).
Category B Domestic Players – Deepak Narwal (raider, 26.5L), G B More (raider, 25L).
Category C Domestic Players – Mayur Jagannath Kadam (defender, 15L), Ankit (defender, 10L), Vikas (defender, 10L).
Retained Elite Players – Fazel Atrachali (defender), Abhishek Singh (raider), Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre (all-rounder), Harendra Kumar (defender)
New Existing Young Player – Navneet (raider)
International Player – Mohsen Maghsoudlou Jafari (all-rounder, 12.8L)
Domestic Category B Player – Ajith V Kumar (raider, 25L)
Domestic Category C Players – Rinku (defender, 32L), Ajeet (defender, 10L), Sunil Siddhgavali (defender, 10L), Pankaj (all-rounder, 10L), Rahul Rana (raider, 10L), Jashandeep Singh (raider, 10L), Ashish Kumar Sangwan (all-rounder, 10L)
Dabang Delhi KC
Retained Elite Player – Vijay Kumar (all-rounder)
Young Player Retained – Naveen Kumar (raider)
New Existing Young Players – Balram (all-rounder), Sumit (defender), Mohit (defender), Neeraj Narwal (raider)
International Players – Mohammad Malak (defender, 10L), Emad Sedaghat Nia (raider, 10.2L)
Domestic Category B Players – Sandeep Narwal (all-rounder, 60L), Ajay Thakur (raider, 46L), Jeeva Kumar (defender, 44L), Joginder Singh Narwal (defender, 20L), Manjeet Chhillar (all-rounder, 20L)
Domestic Category C Player – Sushant Sail (raider, 10L)
Dometic Category D Player – Vikas (defender, 6L)
Elite Retained Players – Parvesh Bhainswal (defender), Sunil Kumar (defender).
Existing New Young Players – Harmanjeet Singh (raider) Sumit (defender), Ankit (defender).
International Players – Hadi Oshtorak (all-rounder, 20L), Soleiman Pahlevani (defender, 11.5L).
Category A Domestic Player – Ravinder Pahal (defender, 74L).
Category B Domestic Players – Sonu (raider, 20L), Girish Maruti Ernak (defender, 20L).
Category C Domestic Players – Rathan K (raider, 25L), Mahendra Ganesh Rajput (15L), Maninder Singh (raider, 10L), Harshit Yadav (raider, 10L), Pardeep Kumar (raider, 10L), Ajay Kumar (raider, 10L)
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Retained Elite Players – Amit Hooda (defender), Vishal (defender)
Young Retained Player – Nitin Rawal (all-rounder)
New Young Players – Pavan TR (defender), Sushil Gulia (raider), Sachin Narwal (all-rounder), Elavarasan A (defender)
International Players – Amir Hossein Mohammadmaleki (raider, 10L), Mohammad Amin Nosrati (raider, 11L)
Domestic Category A Players – Deepak Niwas Hooda (all-rounder, 55L), Sandeep Kumar Dhull (defender, 45L)
Domestic Category B Players – Arjun Deshwal (raider, 96L), Naveen (raider, 22L), Dharmaraj Cheralathan (defender, 22L)
Domestic Category C Players – Amit (defender, 20L), Ashok (raider, 10L), Amit Nagar (raider, 10L), Shaul Kumar (defender, 10L)
Retained Elite Players – Neeraj Kumar (defender), Monu (raider)
New Existing Young Players – Mohit (raider), Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan (raider), Sahil Mann (all-rounder)
International Players – Jangkun Lee (raider, 20.5L), Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh (all-rounder, 31L)
Category A Domestic Players – Prashanth Kumar Rai (raider, 55L), Sachin Tanwar (raider, 84L)
Category B Domestic Players – Sunil (defender, 31.5L), Monu Goyat (raider, 20L)
Category C Domestic Players – Guman Singh (raider, 18.5L), Sourav Gulia (defender, 10L), Sajin Chandrasekar (all-rounder, 10L), Shubham Shinde (defender, 10L), Sandeep (defender, 10L)
Retained Young Player – Nitesh Kumar (defender)
Existing New Young Players – Sumit (defender), Ashu Singh (defender), Surinder Gill (raider)
New Young Player – Nitin Panwar (all-rounder)
International players Players – Mohammad Taghi Paein Mahali (raider, 12L), Md. Masud Karim (raider, 10L)
Category A domestic Players – Pardeep Narwal (raider, 1.65 Crores), Shrikant Jadhav (raider, 72 L)
Category C Domestic Players – Sahil (raider, 10L), Gaurav Kumar (defender, 10L), Gurdeep (all-rounder, 10L), Gulveer Singh (raider, 10L), Ankit (raider, 10L), Aashish Nagar (defender, 10L)
Elite Retained players – Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav (defender), Pawan Kumar Kadian (raider), Hadi Tajik (defender)
Existing New Young Players – Sanket Sawant (defender), Pankaj Mohite (raider)
New Young Player – Govind Gurjar (all-rounder), Mohit Goyat (Raider)
Overseas Player – Victor Onyango Obiero (all-rounder, 10L)
Category A Domestic Players – Vishal Bhardwaj (defender, 60L), Baldev Singh (defender, 60L), Rahul Chaudhari (raider, 40L)
Category B Domestic Player – Nitin Tomar (raider, 61L)
Category C Domestic Players – Sombir (defender, 34.5L), E Subash (all-rounder, 10L), Karamvir (defender, 10L), Vishwas S (raider, 10L)
Category D Domestic Players – Abinesh Nadarajan (defender, 6L), Sourav Kumar (defender, 6L)
Elite Retained Player – Rakesh Gowda (raider)
Retained Young Players – Ankit Beniwal (raider), Rajnish (raider)
Existing New Young Players – Manish (defender), Akash Choudhary (defender), Akash Dattu Arsul (defender)
New Young Player – Prince (Telugu Titans)
Overseas Players – Abe Tetsuro (defender, 10L), Hyunsu Park (raider, 10L)
Domestic Category A Players – Surender Singh (defender, 55L), Siddharth Desai (raider, 1.3 Crores), Rohit Kumar (raider, 36 L)
Domestic Category C Players – Sandeep Kandola (defender, 59.5L), Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi (defender, 19.8L), Adarsh T (defender, 10L), C Arun (defender, 10L)
Category D Domestic Players – Amit Chauhan (raider, 6L), G Raju (raider, 6L)
Existing New Young Players – Sagar (defender), Himanshu (defender), M. Abishek (defender)
Overseas Players – Anwar Saheed Baba (all-rounder, 10L), Mohammad Tuhin Tarafder (defender, 10L)
Category A Domestic Players – Surjeet Singh (defender, 75L), K Prapanjan (raider, 71L), Manjeet (raider, 92L)
Category B Domestic Player – Athul MS (raider, 30L)
Category C Domestic Players – Bhavani Rajput (raider, 10L), Sourabh Tanaji Patil (all-rounder, 15L), Ajinkya Ashok Pawar (19.5L), Sahil (defender, 10L), Sagar B Krishna (all-rounder, 10L), Santhapanaselvam (all-rounder, 10L)
Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 – Match Schedule:
|Date||Day of the Week||Team A||Team B||Team A||Team B||Team A||Team B|
|22-Dec-21||Wednesday||Bengaluru Bulls||U Mumba||Telugu Titans||Tamil Thalaivas||Bengal Warriors||U.P.Yoddha|
|23-Dec-21||Thursday||Gujarat Giants||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Puneri Paltan||Haryana Steelers||Patna Pirates|
|24-Dec-21||Friday||U Mumba||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Tamil Thalaivas||Bengaluru Bulls||Bengal Warriors||Gujarat Giants|
|25-Dec-21||Saturday||Patna Pirates||U.P.Yoddha||Puneri Paltan||Telugu Titans||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Haryana Steelers|
|26-Dec-21||Sunday||Gujarat Giants||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Bengaluru Bulls||Bengal Warriors|
|27-Dec-21||Monday||Tamil Thalaivas||U Mumba||U.P.Yoddha||Jaipur Pink Panthers|
|28-Dec-21||Tuesday||Puneri Paltan||Patna Pirates||Telugu Titans||Haryana Steelers|
|29-Dec-21||Wednesday||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Bengal Warriors||U.P.Yoddha||Gujarat Giants|
|30-Dec-21||Thursday||Jaipur Pink Panthers||U Mumba||Haryana Steelers||Bengaluru Bulls|
|31-Dec-21||Friday||Tamil Thalaivas||Puneri Paltan||Patna Pirates||Bengal Warriors|
|01-Jan-22||Saturday||U Mumba||U.P.Yoddha||Bengaluru Bulls||Telugu Titans||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Tamil Thalaivas|
|02-Jan-22||Sunday||Gujarat Giants||Haryana Steelers||Puneri Paltan||Bengaluru Bulls|
|03-Jan-22||Monday||Bengal Warriors||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Telugu Titans||Patna Pirates|
|04-Jan-22||Tuesday||Haryana Steelers||U Mumba||U.P.Yoddha||Tamil Thalaivas|
|05-Jan-22||Wednesday||Puneri Paltan||Gujarat Giants||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Telugu Titans|
|06-Jan-22||Thursday||Patna Pirates||Tamil Thalaivas||Bengaluru Bulls||Jaipur Pink Panthers|
|07-Jan-22||Friday||Bengal Warriors||Haryana Steelers||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Puneri Paltan|
|08-Jan-22||Saturday||U.P.Yoddha||Dabang Delhi K.C.||U Mumba||Telugu Titans||Gujarat Giants||Patna Pirates|
|09-Jan-22||Sunday||Puneri Paltan||Bengal Warriors||Bengaluru Bulls||U.P.Yoddha|
|10-Jan-22||Monday||Tamil Thalaivas||Haryana Steelers||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Dabang Delhi K.C.|
|11-Jan-22||Tuesday||Patna Pirates||U Mumba||Telugu Titans||Gujarat Giants|
|12-Jan-22||Wednesday||Haryana Steelers||U.P.Yoddha||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Bengaluru Bulls|
|13-Jan-22||Thursday||Bengal Warriors||Tamil Thalaivas||U Mumba||Puneri Paltan|
|14-Jan-22||Friday||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Patna Pirates||Gujarat Giants||Bengaluru Bulls|
|15-Jan-22||Saturday||Haryana Steelers||Dabang Delhi K.C.||U.P.Yoddha||Telugu Titans||U Mumba||Bengal Warriors|
|16-Jan-22||Sunday||Tamil Thalaivas||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Patna Pirates||Bengaluru Bulls|
|17-Jan-22||Monday||Puneri Paltan||U.P.Yoddha||Telugu Titans||Bengal Warriors|
|18-Jan-22||Tuesday||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Patna Pirates||Gujarat Giants||U Mumba|
|19-Jan-22||Wednesday||Haryana Steelers||Puneri Paltan||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Telugu Titans|
|20-Jan-22||Thursday||Tamil Thalaivas||Gujarat Giants||TBC||TBC|
Pro Kabaddi Match Starting Time
- Match 1- Starts 19:30 hrs IST
- Match 2- Starts 20:30 hrs IST
- Match 3- Starts 21:30 hrs IST
Pro Kabaddi League All-Time Winners:
“Patna Pirates is three-time champions, are the only team to have won the title more than once.”
|PKL Season 1||Jaipur Pink Panthers|
|PKL Season 2||U Mumba|
|PKL Season 3||Patna Pirates|
|PKL Season 4||Patna Pirates|
|PKL Season 5||Patna Pirates|
|PKL Season 6||Bengaluru Bulls|
|PKL Season 7||Bengal Warriors|
Pro Kabaddi League FAQs:
1. When did Pro Kabaddi League 2021 start?
The PKL 2021 will begin on December 22, 2021, at 7:30 PM, and all matches will take place at the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel and Convention Centre. After a year’s break, the Pro Kabaddi League will return to Bengaluru in 2021 to host the entire season.
2. How can I watch pro kabaddi online in the USA?
You can watch Pro Kabaddi League 2021 live in the USA on ESPN Plus, and on Willow TV.
3. Is Pro Kabaddi League 2021 Cancelled?
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the competition was canceled in 2020. In a recent release, organizers Mashal Sports announced that Pro Kabaddi’s eighth season will return in December 2021 after being postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pro Kabaddi League is about to start and we’re getting all the information you need. For international fans, there are a few ways to watch the matches live online or on TV. The PKL has been a huge success, attracting more than 30 million viewers in its inaugural season. If you’re looking for an interesting sport to watch this summer, take some time out of your day and tune into the Pro Kabaddi League!