The inaugural season of the Pro Kabbadi League (PKL) has started from 26 July with eight franchisees competing in a month-long tournament.
The PKL will provide good exposure to the Indian players ahead of the Incheon Asian Games, starting 19 September. India is the most successful team in the history of Kabbadi, having won all seven gold medals in Asiad since 1990.
Rules: Each of the eight franchises will have a minimum of 10 players and maximum of 12 players allowed each game, with seven players taking the court at one time.
A team can make any number of substitutions in the game with referee's permission but cannot substitute the players that are out, suspended or disqualified. The substitution can take place during a stoppage or when a raider returns to his half.
Duration: Duration of the match is 40 minutes, divided into two halfs of twenty minutes each. Both team will swap courts after the first half and resume the game with same number of players.
Teams: There are eight teams in the Pro Kabbadi League, namely:
Bengal Warriors from Kolkata
Bengaluru Bulls from Bangalore
Dabang Delhi from Delhi
Jaipur Pink Panthers from Jaipur
Patna Pirates from Patna
Puneri Paltan from Pune
Telegu Titans from Vizag
U Mumba from Mumbai
Where to Watch Live: The matches will be telecast live by Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD 2 with live streaming option HERE.
Schedule: Eight teams will be competing for 37 days to reach the finals, slated to take place in Bangalore's Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on August 31.
|Match No.||Day||Date||Match 1||Match 2||Venue|
|1||Saturday||26/7/2014||Mumbai vs Jaipur||Delhi vs Bengaluru||National Sports Club of India, Mumbai|
|2||Sunday||27/7/2014||Bengaluru vs Pune||Mumbai vs Kolkata||National Sports Club of India, Mumbai|
|3||Monday||28/7/2014||Pune vs Delhi||Mumbai vs Vizag||National Sports Club of India, Mumbai|
|4||Tuesday||29/7/2014||Mumbai vs Patna||-||National Sports Club of India, Mumbai|
|5||Wednesday||30/7/2014||Kolkata vs Bengaluru||-||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose indoor Stadium, Kolkata|
|6||Thursday||31/7/2014||Jaipur vs Vizag||Kolkata vs Delhi||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose indoor Stadium, Kolkata|
|7||Friday||1/8/2014||Vizag vs Patna||Kolkata vs Pune||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose indoor Stadium, Kolkata|
|8||Saturday||2/8/2014||Patna vs Jaipur||Kolkata vs Mumbai||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose indoor Stadium, Kolkata|
|9||Sunday||3/8/2014||Delhi vs Vizag||Pune vs Bengaluru||Thyagraj Indoor Stadium, Delhi|
|10||Monday||4/8/2014||Mumbai vs Pune||Delhi vs Patna||Thyagraj Indoor Stadium, Delhi|
|11||Tuesday||5/8/2014||Bengaluru vs Mumbai||Delhi vs Jaipur||Thyagraj Indoor Stadium, Delhi|
|12||Wednesday||6/8/2014||Delhi vs Kolkata||-||Thyagraj Indoor Stadium, Delhi|
|13||Thursday||7/8/2014||Patna vs Pune||-||Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna|
|14||Friday||8/8/2014||Kolkata vs Vizag||Patna vs Mumbai||Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna|
|15||Saturday||9/8/2014||Vizag vs Jaipur||Patna vs Delhi||Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna|
|16||Sunday||10/8/2014||Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna|
|18||Tuesday||12/8/2014||Pune vs Vizag||-||Boxing Arena – Balewadi Sports Complex|
|19||Wednesday||13/8/2014||Mumbai vs Bengaluru||Pune vs Kolkata||Boxing Arena – Balewadi Sports Complex|
|20||Thursday||14/8/2014||Bengaluru vs Delhi||Pune vs Jaipur||Boxing Arena – Balewadi Sports Complex|
|21||Friday||15/8/2014||Delhi vs Mumbai||Pune vs Patna||Boxing Arena – Balewadi Sports Complex|
|22||Saturday||16/8/2014||Vizag vs Bengaluru||Kolkata vs Jaipur||Rajiv Gandhi Port Stadium, Vizag|
|23||Sunday||17/8/2014||Jaipur vs Patna||Vizag vs Mumbai||Rajiv Gandhi Port Stadium, Vizag|
|24||Monday||18/8/2014||Patna vs Kolkata||Vizag vs Pune||Rajiv Gandhi Port Stadium, Vizag|
|25||Tuesday||19/8/2014||Vizag vs Delhi||-||Rajiv Gandhi Port Stadium, Vizag|
|26||Wednesday||20/8/2014||Jaipur vs Bengaluru||-||Sawai Manshingh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur|
|27||Thursday||21/8/2014||Kolkata vs Patna||Jaipur vs Mumbai||Sawai Manshingh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur|
|28||Friday||22/8/2014||Vizag vs Kolkata||Jaipur vs Delhi||Sawai Manshingh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur|
|29||Saturday||23/8/2014||Patna vs Vizag||Jaipur vs Pune||Sawai Manshingh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur|
|30||Sunday||24/8/2014||Bengaluru vs Kolkata||Mumbai vs Delhi||Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru|
|31||Monday||25/8/2014||Delhi vs Pune||Bengaluru vs Patna||Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru|
|32||Tuesday||26/8/2014||Bengaluru vs Vizag||-||Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru|
|33||Wednesday||27/8/2014||Pune vs Mumbai||Bengaluru vs Jaipur||Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru|
|35||Friday||29/8/2014||Semi Final 1||Semi Final 2||Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru|
|37||Sunday||31/8/2014||3rd Team vs 4thTeam||Final||Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru|