Mashal Sports, organizers of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League, have announced the first half of Season 8 on December 22nd, 2021, at 7:30 PM. The entire season will occur at the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre without spectators. To know more about Vivo Pro Kabaddi Schedule and Venue Keep continue reading.
As a particular format for PKL Season 8, Mashal has scheduled ‘Triple Headers’ on the first four days to give kabaddi fans across the country the chance to catch their favorite team in action from the very beginning of the League.
In the tournament opener, U Mumba will face Bengaluru Bulls. It will then be the ‘Southern Derby’ as Telugu Titans take on Tamil Thalaivas in the second match, and UP Yoddha meets Bengal Warriors in the last game of the opening day.
In addition to blockbuster matches and edge-of-the-seat action, this season will feature a Triple Panga every Saturday throughout the tournament, ensuring that kabaddi enthusiasts receive their fair share of ‘Thigh-Five’ entertainment.
It will raise the excitement for the season’s weekends and keep fans hooked on the action, as the contending teams focus on their first-quarter schedules to establish advantages over their competitors. PKL Teams will also assess and rebuild their competition strategies for the second half of the season once mid-January releases the second part of the schedule.
Speaking about VIVO Pro Kabaddi Schedule and Venue
Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sports, and League Commissioner, Vivo Pro Kabaddi League, stated, “The Vivo Pro Kabaddi League is known for reinvigorating and popularizing India’s sport of kabaddi, and with the new format, we aim to continue reinventing the sport. Teams will strategize better if the schedule is released in two halves. The triple headers and “Triple Panga” will give fans more chances to watch their favorite players and teams in action as they compete for the coveted title.”
Mashal Sports will convert the entire venue at the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre into a single integrated and secure bio-bubble for the players’ safety and health. In this unique arrangement, all 12 teams will stay and play at the same venue while Mashal Sports adheres to the safety protocols set by the authorities.
VIVO Pro Kabaddi-2022
- Starting on 12/22 through 1/20, ESPN+ will have live coverage of every match in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League, streaming in English and Hindi.
- Kabaddi is a team sport played between two teams of seven players. The objective of the game is for a single player on offense, referred to as a “raider,” to run into the opposing team’s half of court, touch out as many of their defenders as possible, and return to their half of the court, all without being tackled by the defenders.
- The VIVO Kabaddi League features 12 teams and is 8th season (started in 2014). It is the 2nd most-watched league in India after the IPL
- Matches this week:
- Mon, 12/27 at 9 AM ET, Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba
- Mon, 12/27 at 10 AM ET, UP Yoddha vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers
- Tue, 12/28 at 9 AM ET, Puneri Paltan vs. Patna Pirates
- Tue, 12/28 at 10 AM ET, Telugu Titans vs. Haryana Steelers
- Wed, 12/29 at 9 AM ET, Dabang Delhi KC vs. Bengal Warriors
- Wed, 12/29 at 10 AM ET, UP Yoddha vs. Gujarat Giants
- Thu, 12/30 at 9 AM ET, Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. U Mumba
- Thu, 12/30 at 10 AM ET, Haryana Steelers vs. Bengaluru Bulls
- Fri, 12/31 at 9 AM ET, Tamil Thalaivas vs Puneri Paltan
- Fri, 12/31 at 10 AM ET, Patna Pirates vs. Bengal Warriors
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|
*Match 1- Starts 1930 hrs IST
**Match 2- Starts 2030 hrs IST
***Match 3- Starts 2130 hrs IST
Pro kabaddi 2021 auction top buys
Pardeep Narwal (Rs 1.65 cr) and Siddharth Desai (Rs 1.30 cr) were among the most expensive buys in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2021 Category A Player Auction
Pro Kabaddi winners:
“Patna Pirates, 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|
FAQ’S For Pro Kabaddi
When did pro kabaddi start in 2021?
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 2021) will begin without spectators on December 22 in Bengaluru. The Player Auctions for the season took place from August 29 to 31 in Mumbai.
Is Pro Kabaddi 2021 Cancelled?
Vivo Pro Kabbadi (also known as Pro Kabbadi for sponsorship reasons) is a professional Kabaddi league in India. This league was launched in 2014 and is broadcast by Star Sports. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Season 8 has been postponed until 22 December 2021.