The professional kabaddi league was first launched in the year of 2014. Start sports broadcast all seasons on television. But in the year 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, season 8 was not organized.
This league follows the pattern of the Indian premier league. The pro kabaddi league got the motivation from the kabaddi tournament in the Asian Games in the year 2006. In 2014, the first season began with eight participants. But in the year 2017, 2018-19 the four teams started their participation in this league. The starting session got around 43.5 crore viewers. Initially organizing authority was sceptical about the success of the pro kabaddi league.
The significance of the first season is that the final match which was between U Mumba and Jaipur pink panthers got 8.64 crore viewers. The broadcasting company of pro kabaddi league star sports announced that the parent company of kabaddi league, Mashal sports left a stake of 74% to the start of sports in the year 2015.
The history of the Pro Kabaddi team
There are 12 teams participating in this game. These are Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltans, U-Mumba, Tamil Thalaivaa, UP Yoddha, Haryana Steelers, Dabang Delhi KC, Jaipur pink panthers, Bengal Warriors, Telugu Titans, Bengaluru Bulls, and Gujarat fortune giants. The Bengal Warriors became the winner of last season by defeating Dabang Delhi.
VIVO is the sponsor of the Pro Kabaddi League.
The captain and coaches of the pro kabaddi team:
- Joginder Singh Narwal is the captain of Dabang Delhi 2019 and the coach of this team is Krishnan Kumar Hooda.
- Fazel Atrachali is the captain of the U-Mumba team. Sanjeev Kumar is the coach of this team.
- Nitesh Kumar is the captain of Yoddha. J Udaya Kumar became the coach of this team.
- Deepak Hooda is the captain of Jaipur pink panthers and Srinivas Reddy is the captain of this team.
- Maninder Singh is the captain of Bengal warriors and Jagdish Kumble is the coach of this team.
- Surjeet Singh is the captain of Puneri Paltans and Anup Kumar is the coach of this team.
- Pardeep Narwal is the captain of Patna Pirates. Ram Amehar Singh is the coach of this team.
- Rohit Kumar is the captain of Bengaluru bulls and Randhir Singh is the coach of this team.
- Ajay Thakur is the captain of Tamil Thalaivaa. Edacherry Bhaskaran is the coach of this team
- Abozar Mohajermighani is the captain of Telugu Titans and Gholamreza Mazandarani is the coach of this team.
- Sunil Kumar is the captain of Gujarat Fortunegiants and Manpreet Singh is the coach of that team.
Dharamraj Cherathan is the captain of Haryana wheelers and Rahul Kumar is the coach of this team.
The winning team of the season
Till now there are seven seasons organized in this Pro kabaddi league. In season 1, the name of the winning team is Jaipur pink Panthers and the runner-up is U-Mumba.
In season 2, U Mumba became the winner by defeating Bengaluru bulls.
In seasons 3, 4 and 5 Patna pirates became champions. Bengaluru Bulls are the winner of season 6.