The fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) gets underway on 28 July and it promises to be bigger, better and more lucrative.
A total of 12 teams will clash in 138 matches across three months in what is arguably India's biggest sports league now.
The latest edition will have four new teams: Tamil Thalaivas, UP Yoddha, Gujarat Fortune Giants and Haryana Steelers. The total prize money at stake is Rs 8 crores, a significant increase of Rs 6 crores from the previous edition. The title winners alone will take home Rs 3 crores.
The first edition was won by Jaipur Pink Panthers while U Mumba claimed the second. Patna Pirates defended their title in 2016 and became two-time champions (2015, 2016) after defeating Jaipur Pink Panthers.
The first match will see Telugu Titans take on new team Tamil Thalaivas in Hyderabad on 28 July.
Here's all you need to know about catching all the action from Pro Kabaddi League 2017 live:
When will the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 be played?
Pro Kabaddi League 2017 will be played from 28 July to 28 October.
How do I watch Pro Kabaddi League 2017 live?
The matches will be broadcast live on television by Star Sports Network. The tournament will be covered in three languages – Hindi, English and Tamil. The English language coverage will be available on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. The Hindi coverage will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 HD and the Tamil coverage will be available on Star Sports 1 Tamil and Star Sports 1 Tamil HD. The matches will also be aired on the free-to-air (FTA) channel Star Sports First.
What time will live coverage of the matches start?
The live coverage of the first match begins at 8:00 pm IST and the second match begins at 9 pm IST.
Where can you follow the matches online?
The matches will be streamed online on Hotstar.
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Updated Date: Aug 02, 2017 20:18:25 IST