Change in dates
The sixth edition of Pro Kabaddi League which was scheduled to commence from October 5 has been rescheduled. The proposed date was 5th October but the revised schedule states that the lucrative league will now begin on October 7 which was confirmed on Monday.
The organisers Mashal Sports had earlier confirmed the league to take-off from October 5 but in their media release statement, they confirmed the change of dates. They quoted,
“The 6th Season of the PKL will start on October 7 instead of the earlier date of October 5 owing to logistical reasons such as caravan movement and stadium availability.“
Some logistical reasons like the caravan movement and stadium availability are the main concerns due to which the competition has been shifted 2 days ahead.
Therefore, the opening game between Tamil Thalaivas and Patna Pirates will now take place on October 7 in Chennai which is the host for the first leg games. This match will be followed by the Maharashtrian derby which will see UMumba (Mumbai side) squaring off against Puneri Paltan (Pune side).
Also Read: Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 Schedule
News released on ProKabaddi twitter handle
The official twitter handle of Pro Kabbadi also released this news with a tweet, here is the tweet;
Action-packed panga will take centre stage as #VivoProKabaddi gets set to begin from October 7th! 👊
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) September 17, 2018
The campaign ‘BACCHPAN KA KHEL HAI, BACCHO KA NAHI’ builds focus on the homegrown sport which everyone in their childhood used to play and also suggests that the game was a part of our childhood memory, but to play in Pro Kabaddi League you have to be pro-active.
No changes in the playoff dates
There have been no changes in the schedule of playoffs as the original dates i.e. 30th and 31st December will take place in Kochi at 9:00 PM IST and the final will take place in Mumbai on 5th January 2019. All the matches of Oro Kabaddi League will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and the live streaming will be available on Hotstar.com.