Pro Kabaddi League to begin on October 5

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Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) The sixth season of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League will begin on October 5 and will end on January 5, 2019, it was announced on Monday.

The league will continue its existing format and will go on for a duration of 13 weeks, the league’s promoters Mashal Sports Pvt. Ltd. announced.

In the fifth season of PKL, the league scaled unprecedented heights having expanded from 8 teams to 12 teams and conducting 138 matches over a duration of 13 weeks.

It was viewed by a record 313 million viewers with a watch time of 100 billion minutes, with the final of season V becoming the most viewed non-cricket sporting event on Indian Television.

PKL Commissioner Anupam Goswami said: “The change of window for the league from the usual July-October cycle has been done to ensure full availability of top players from India and overseas, given the 2018 Asian Games.

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“This window also allows the teams and fans to capitalise on the opportunities afforded by the festive season.”

The auctions of players were held in May.

–IANS

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