Pro Kabaddi League

Teams

About

Once considered as a sport for the rural, Kabaddi is now the second most popular sport in India. Despite of being a high intensity contact sport and the State game of Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Bihar and Punjab, it reached to astounding heights when it was brought to the mainstream audience in the year 2014 with Pro Kabaddi League.

Pro Kabaddi League presented the modern, aggressive, powerful and competitive face of Kabaddi to the world. With millions of viewers for the initial seasons, the league became immensely popular and a household topic of discussion. After 4 successful seasons, Pro Kabaddi League is back with its 5th Season where 12 teams across the nation will tussle it out in 130 matches to become the invincible champions of Pro Kabaddi League Season 5!

Fixtures

DateMatch1 (8PM)Match2 (9PM)
25-AugMUM vs JAIKOL vs PAT
26-AugPAT vs CHEMUM vs PUN
27-AugKOL vs BLRMUM vs DEL
28-AugRest dayRest day
29-AugBLR vs UPMUM vs GUJ
30-AugMUM vs HAR-
31-AugHYD vs CHEMUM vs JAI
22-23 OctPlayoffsPlayoffs
DateMatch1 (8PM)Match2 (9PM)
22-SepDEL vs MUM-
23-SepBLR vs KOLDEL vs PUN
24-SepKOL vs CHEDEL vs HAR
25-SepRest dayRest day
26-SepGUJ vs CHEDEL vs PAT
27-SepHYD vs JAIDEL vs UP
28-SepBLR vs MUMDEL vs HYD
22-23 OctPlayoffsPlayoffs
DateMatch1 (8PM)Match2 (9PM)
29-SepCHE vs PUNGUJ vs PAT
30-SepPUN vs UPCHE vs JAI
1-OctJAI vs KOLCHE vs MUM
2-OctRest dayRest day
3-OctDEL vs GUJCHE vs HYD
4-OctMUM vs HARCHE vs UP
5-OctCHE vs BLR-
26-28 OctPlayoffsPlayoffs
DateMatch1 (8PM)Match2 (9PM)
6-OctJAI vs GUJWild card match
7-OctWild card matchJAI vs MUM
8-OctWild card matchJAI vs PUN
9-OctRest dayRest day
10-OctWild card matchJAI vs DEL
11-OctWild card matchJAI vs HAR
12-OctWild card match-
DateMatch1 (8PM)Match2 (9PM)
28-JulHYD vs CHEMUM vs PUN
29-JulJAI vs DELHYD vs PAT
30-JulMUM vs HARHYD vs BLR
31-JulRest dayRest day
1-AugGUJ vs DELHYD vs UP
2-AugGUJ vs HARHYD vs KOL
3-AugHYD vs PAT-
DateMatch1 (8PM)Match2 (9PM)
1 SepKOL vs PAT-
2-SepGUJ vs HARKOL vs UP
3-SepGUJ vs JAIKOL vs CHE
4-SepRest dayRest day
5-SepPAT vs JAIKOL vs HAR
6-SepDEL vs BLRKOL vs MUM
7-SepHYD vs PUNKOL vs DEL

Rules

Every match of Kabaddi is of a minimum 40 minutes between 7 players on ground. The team that wins the toss shall have the choice to raid or court first. The game in the second half shall continue with the same number of players as it was at the end of the first half.

In Pro Kabaddi League, each team shall consist of minimum 10 and maximum 12 Players. Only 7 Players shall take the ground at a time. Each team is required to have 2 overseas players in their playing team. Only in the case of a team fielding 10 players as their playing squad, a minimum of 1 overseas player shall be allowed in the squad.

The team which chooses to raid will send a lone raider to face a 7-men defensive unit. The raider is supposed to chant "Kabaddi" when the 30-second raid is in play and he can be declared out in case he is not keeping the proper approved cant of "Kabaddi" (The repeated stretch and clear sound of the approved word Kabaddi within the course of one respiration and maximum 30 seconds is called a ‘Cant’). The raider can also be declared out by the Umpire or Referee if he starts the cant late.

Every raid shall be productive either by scoring points or technical points, self out or the raider being caught. Even if an anti (Every player in whose court the raid is being made shall be called Anti or Anti Raider) becomes self out, the raid shall be considered as over and the raider’s side will be given a point. If the raider returns safely without scoring anything or with a productive raid to his court, the opponent team will be given a point. If any raid lasts more than 30 seconds, the opponent team shall be given a point.

After a raider has reached his side of the court, the opponents shall send their raider within 5 seconds. Each side is supposed to send their raider until it's the end of the game or unless a struggle takes place in a raid. In case the raider fails to start his raid within 5 seconds the team loses its chance to raid and the opponent team is given a technical point.