Mashal Sports, the organizers of the Pro Kabaddi League has announced the commencement of season 8 from December 22, 2021.
It has also been announced that keeping the health and safety of the players and all stakeholders in mind, this year the league will be held without spectators, at a single venue in Bengaluru instead of having it in different cities in different venues.
The player auctions for season 8 had already been conducted between August 29 and August 31 in Mumbai.
With the announcement of PKL Season 8, Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi League said, “We are very privileged that Season 8 of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League will be hosted in Karnataka, especially as this state is a very significant geography for kabaddi and PKL fans in India. Bengaluru has all the facilities for the conduct of big competitive sports events with best safety practices, and we look forward to demonstrating this with PKL Season 8.”
With the league taking place in the state of Karnataka, the honourable Chief Minister of the state Shri. Basavaraj Bommai said, “Kabaddi is a genuine indigenous sport of India and very popular in Karnataka. We welcome and support the conduct of forthcoming Pro Kabaddi Season 8 in our state.”
The league will also be creating a secure bio bubble system just like the IPL to protect all its stakeholders. It will be the first for any professional indoor contact sports league in India. Strict COVID-19 protocols and regular testing of players and staff will also be undertaken to ensure maximum safety.