PKL: Season Three all set to kick-off

Riding on the massive success of its two seasons so far, Pro Kabaddi is all set to storm stadiums and television screens across India with its third edition beginning January 30, 2016.

U Mumba defeated Bangaluru Bulls to win the 2015 edition of the Pro Kabaddi League.   -  PTI

Riding on the massive success of its two seasons so far, Pro Kabaddi is all set to storm stadiums and television screens across India with its third edition beginning January 30, 2016.

Vizag, which hosted a leg in the inaugural season, is back on the calendar and it will host the opening leg, with home team Telugu Titans taking on current champions U Mumba. The playoffs will take place at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on March 4 and 5, 2016 with the largest indoor setup in the history of the league.

This year, the reinvented sport will witness two editions, and the upcoming edition will include 26 international players from 11 nations not only from around the sub-continent but also Kenya, Japan, Oman, Thailand, Indonesia and Poland.

Pro Kabaddi’s bi-annual plans have stemmed from the huge popularity that the sport has garnered and with a high demand for the sport from fans across segments, the promoters are taking conscious efforts to make it grander.

Janardan Singh Gehlot, President, International Kabaddi Federation said, “The sport must not just encourage our players, but also give countless millions who follow it, a thrill. The past two seasons have proven that the country is ready to not only watch and accept more of Pro Kabaddi, but also form loyalties toward players and teams. Season 3 will only reinforce these loyalties.”