Pro Kabaddi League aims to broaden reach in next season

30 Mar,2017



With four successful seasons completed in aspan of two years and the sport’s ever increasing popularity, Pro Kabaddi is now set to expand to up tofour new geographies. With the addition of these new teams, Pro Kabaddi is gearing up to surpass other Indian sports leagues in terms of geographic representation (teams from 11 states), number of matches(130+ matches), and duration of the league (13 weeks) in Season 5.


The intended new states for Pro Kabaddiare Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, chosen for their high affinity towards Kabaddi.


Said Uday Shankar, Chairman and CEO, Star India: “Even for an optimist like me, the response we have seen for Kabaddi is surprising. Having seen its affinity in the country, it would be a disservice to the sport if we do not grow it further. All stakeholders have decided to come together to expand the league and given the pace at which this is growing, it might be just the first in a series of expansions in the coming years”,.


Added Janardan Singh Gehlot, President, International Kabaddi Federation:  “Pro Kabaddi is a truly unique example of how a modern league has transformed the much loved but traditional Kabaddi into a modern sport. Star Sports as well as Mashal have created a magnificent example for the growth of India as multi-sport nation.”


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