The new season of the Pro Kabaddi League is scheduled to begin from July 20, the tournament organiser Mashal Sports Pvt Ltd. announced. The season will be held between July and October, and matches will start at 7.30 p.m. IST.
With 12 teams, Pro Kabaddi is the biggest professional sports league in the country. Bengaluru Bulls is the defending champion after it defeated Gujarat Fortunegiants in the final of season six in January.
“We take pride in the way all our stakeholders and partners, particularly VIVO Pro Kabaddi franchises and the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India, are collectively engaged in making kabaddi a major front ranking sport in India,” he added.
Some of the league’s biggest names like Rahul Chaudhari, Siddharth Desai, Monu Goyat and Sandeep Narwal made big moves to new teams for the upcoming campaign while other stars like Pardeep Narwal, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Ajay Thakur and Fazel Atrachali will continue to play for their respective teams from Season VI.
The latest edition will also see a host of new faces appear in the league, who came through the Future Kabaddi Heroes programme. Breakout stars like Nitesh Kumar, Surender Singh and Rohit Gulia have already made a huge impact in the league after coming through the FKH programme and Season VII will likely unearth more such young talents who will be looking to take the VIVO Pro Kabaddi stage by storm.