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Pro Kabaddi League to commence on December 22

By Rajan Nath -- December 16, 2021 1:52 pm -- Updated:December 16, 2021 1:52 pm

PKL Season 8: Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 8 is scheduled to commence on December 22. The tournament will be held without any spectators.

The player auctions for the season were conducted on August 29-31, 2021 in Mumbai. Keeping the health and safety of the players and all stakeholders in mind, this year the league will be held without spectators, at a single venue in Bengaluru, moving away from the traditional caravan format.

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Speaking on the return of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8, Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi League said: "We are privileged that Season 8 of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League will be hosted in Karnataka, especially as this state is very significant geography for kabaddi and PKL fans in India."

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"Bengaluru has all the facilities for the conduct of big competitive sports events with best safety practices, and we look forward to demonstrating this with PKL Season 8," he said.

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Welcoming the league to Karnataka, the honourable Chief Minister of the state, Basavaraj Bommai said: "Kabaddi is a genuine indigenous sport of India and very popular in Karnataka. We welcome and support the conduct of forthcoming Pro Kabaddi Season 8 in our state."

The league will implement protocols to comply with government regulations and guidelines and will work with specialised safety agencies to implement stringent safety practices and create a biosecure bubble, a first for any professional indoor contact sports league in India.

Season 8 of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network (SSN) and Disney+Hotstar.

-PTC News

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