The ninth season of the competetion will begin from October.

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is one of the most watched leagues in India. It has the second-best viewership after the Indian Premier League in India. Even after covid, the excitement of the league was not affected due to its huge fan base. Let us take a glance at the ways in which PKL will be different in the post-covid era:

Packed Crowd

A Kabaddi arena without fans is always incomplete, and we have witnessed in the past how it can affect the game. But now, as the situation is a bit better, we can expect a full crowd in the stadium cheering for their favourite teams. Having fans all around boosts players’ confidence and also creates an atmosphere to cherish forever. PKL is making a comeback with its full strength and this season is surely going to be a memorable one.

Multiple Venues

There were restrictions related to the venues during covid scenarios, which ultimately affected the fan base of each team, and further affected their performance as well. Now, with the Covid situation getting better, one can expect a packed crowd in all the venues. Each city will get to witness their favourite team once again, and that will eventually help players’ confidence as well. As of now, three venues have been shortlisted in the form of Pune, Ahmedabad, and Bengaluru. More venues will be expected to be named in the coming days.

Kabaddi: A Global Brand

People have started recognising Kabaddi as a global sport now, with countries like Canada, Spain, Argentina, and Australia playing Kabaddi at an international level. Kabaddi once used to be an Asian sport with Iran, India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan taking the field. Now, with its presence all over the world, it is set to become a global brand, especially post-covid.

Flow of Games won’t be affected

We’ve seen how the leagues suffered during the COVID, with game flow being disrupted on a regular basis. League like IPL was also played in two windows outside India because of the covid scenario but now, with the situation getting better, there would be a continuation in the games like it used to be. No breaks in between will allow players not to be distracted till the season finishes.

Biggest season of PKL coming soon

Every year, the PKL gets bigger and bigger with its increasing viewership, huge fan-following and champion players. Players like Anup Kumar, Manjeet Chhiller, and Jasvir Singh have made the initial season a big hit. This time, with the likes of Pardeep Narwal, Vikash Kandola and the hot-favourite Pawan Sehrawat set to play once again, it’s even going to be bigger as all three of them were sold for a whopping amount during the auctions.

With Season 9 all set to begin in October, this is going to be a different experience altogether for Kabaddi fans, players, staff members and coaches, broadcasters, etc.

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