Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is all set to return with a bigger and better season 5 which begins in Hyderabad on July 28. After four action-packed and blockbuster seasons, this edition of Pro Kabaddi League promises more to exceed all expectations of their fans with more fun and some serious action. The three-month long extravaganza will feature 12 teams who will battle in 138 matches and travel across 12 host cities to prove their dominance on the Kabaddi mat. Set to become India's biggest sports league now, PKL will culminate with a grand finale in Chennai on 28 October.
In 2017, Tamil Thalaivas, UP Yoddha, Gujarat Fortune Giants and Haryana Steelers are the latest additions to the Pro Kabaddi League. According to the new format, 12 teams have been divided into two zones of six teams each, where each team will play 15 intra-zone and seven inter-zone matches, before the playoffs.
The title winners of PKL season 5 will take home a huge sum of Rs 3 crores. However, the total prize money at stake in the competition is Rs 8 crores.
In the opening match, home side Telugu Titans take will take on the new entrants Tamil Thalaivas in Hyderabad on Friday. Abhishek Bachchan owned Jaipur Pink Panthers won the first edition of Pro Kabaddi in 2014, while U Mumba claimed the second in 2015. Patna Pirates became the first team to defend their title in 2016 beating Jaipur Pink Panthers. Patna won the PKL title in 2015 and 2016. (CHECK SCHEDULE, TEAMS, PLAYERS LIST)
When and Where is the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 opening ceremony will be held?
The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) opening ceremony will be held in Hyderabad. The opening ceremony will start at 6:30 PM IST on July 28.
Where can I catch the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 opening ceremony live?
You can watch the opening ceremony of the Pro Kabaddi league on Hotstar, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD2.
Where can you watch the live streaming of Pro Kabaddi League 2017?
The opening ceremony of Pro Kabaddi League 2017 will be live streamed on Hotstar.
What time will live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League matches will start?
The live coverage of Pro Kabaddi League's first match will begin at 8:00 pm IST. Whereas, the second match will start at 9 pm IST.
Who will feature in the opening match of Pro Kabaddi League 2017?
The first match will be played between Telugu Titans and new team Tamil Thalaivas in Hyderabad on 28 July.
Which teams are playing Season 5 of Pro Kabaddi League 2017?
The teams are Puneri Paltan, Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U.P Yodhha and U Mumba.