The organizers of the Pro Kabaddi League, Mashal Sports, have successfully completed the first 66 matches of the ongoing season 8 of the league stage, fully in line with the league schedule released in December 2021. Mashal Sports announced the second part running today. Round-Robin League, with 33 matches played between 20 January and 4 February 2022.
A notable feature of PKL Season 8’s 66 completed matches is the increased quality of competition between the 12 PKL teams. The score difference at the end of the match is reduced by 42% with the average. PKL 8 VS 10 in PKL 7 6. Total points scored increased by 16%: Average. 68 points per match in PKL 8 vs PKL 7 59. This led to a 32% increase in raid points: on average. PKL 7 in PKL 8 vs 31 41 raid points per match. The league has also seen the emergence of new and exciting kabaddi talents like Aslam Inamdar (Puneri Paltan), Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers) and Mohammad Reza Shadloi (Patna Pirates). , Among others.
The organizers of the league are confident that the next round of 33 matches will see a further increase in the competitive quality of the league, especially as it includes ‘Rival Week’ between PKL teams where playing teams are selected for popular sentiments and folklore among their respective geographical areas. . . The ‘Rival Week’ of PKL Season 8 will be played from 31st January to 4th February.
The next 33 matches, including the rival week, will be followed by a final round of 33 more matches that will complete the full 132-match round-robin phase of season 8. This was followed by the play-off round and then the season 8 grand finale.
Speaking on the announcement of the schedule in two phases, Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner, Pro Kabaddi League, said, . This is a unique value proposition for its 12 teams, its athlete pool, as well as sports fans and sponsors in our country’s sports ecosystem. The completion of the 66 matches of the first half of season 8, as well as the release of the next 33 matches, is a testament to our commitment to this intrinsic value of pro kabaddi. “
With the health and safety of the players in mind, Mashal will continue to adhere to all safety protocols set by the sports authorities and aim to maintain bio-bubble safety.
Speaking on the release of the second part of the schedule of Pro Kabaddi Season 8, Yogendra Sriramula, Director, Brand Strategy, Vivo India, said, 8th season in the given challenging circumstances. As a premium global brand, everything we do is connected with the larger purpose of bringing joy to the people. Kabaddi has a strong following in the country. We encourage kabaddi fans to enjoy the power-packed season from the comfort and safety of their home. Given the growing popularity of Kabaddi among the youth, we are happy to play a role in promoting the game in India and bringing joy to millions of Kabaddi fans across the country.
Season 8 of the Pro Kabaddi League airs live every evening from 7:30 pm on Star Sports Network and Disney + Hotstar.