Mashal Sports, organisers of vivo Pro Kabaddi League, have announced the schedule of the first half for Season 8 that will begin from December 22nd, 2021 at 7:30 PM. The entire season will be conducted at the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre without spectators.
As a special format for PKL Season 8, Mashal has scheduled ‘Triple Headers’ on the first 4 days to ensure that kabaddi fans across the country get to watch each of their favourite teams play in the very initial days of the League.
PKL Season 8 will begin with U Mumba facing Bengaluru Bulls in the tournament opener. The League’s ‘Southern Derby’ will then take centre-stage as Telugu Titans lock horns with Tamil Thalaivas in the second match and UP Yoddha squaring off with the defending champions Bengal Warriors in the last match of the opening day.
Guaranteeing blockbuster matches and edge of the seat action with hero players back on the mat, this season will feature ‘Triple Panga’ driven by Triple Headers on all Saturdays through the course of the tournament ensuring that kabaddi afficionados have their fill of ‘Thigh-Five’ entertainment. The new format will raise the excitement for the season’s weekends and keep fans hooked onto the action, even as the contending teams focus on first-part schedule to establish a vantage position vis-à-vis their competitors. The release of the season’s second-part schedule by mid-January is also expected to help PKL Teams assess and rebuild their competition strategies for the second half of the tournament.
Speaking about the schedule being released into two phases, Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner, vivo Pro Kabaddi League said, “The vivo Pro Kabaddi League is known for reinvigorating and popularizing India’s own sport of kabaddi, and with the new format, we aim to continue reinventing the sport. Releasing the schedule in two halves will help teams strategize better and keep the fans engaged. The triple headers and “Triple Panga” will provide more fans more opportunities to watch their favourite players and teams in action as they battle it out for the coveted title.”
Keeping the health and safety of players in mind, Mashal Sports will be undertaking the task of converting the entire venue at Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre into a single integrated and secure bio-bubble. With this unique setup, all 12 teams will be staying and playing at the same venue as Mashal Sports is focusing on following and adhering to the safety protocols set by the authorities.
|Season 8 - First Part Match Schedule|
|Match 1||Match 2||Match 3|
|Date||Day of the Week||Team A||Team B||Team A||Team B||Team A||Team B||Venue|
|22-Dec-21||Wednesday||Bengaluru Bulls||U Mumba||Telugu Titans||Tamil Thalaivas||Bengal Warriors||U.P. Yoddha||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|23-Dec-21||Thursday||Gujarat Giants||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Puneri Paltan||Haryana Steelers||Patna Pirates||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|24-Dec-21||Friday||U Mumba||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Tamil Thalaivas||Bengaluru Bulls||Bengal Warriors||Gujarat Giants||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|25-Dec-21||Saturday||Patna Pirates||U.P. Yoddha||Puneri Paltan||Telugu Titans||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Haryana Steelers||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|26-Dec-21||Sunday||Gujarat Giants||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Bengaluru Bulls||Bengal Warriors||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|27-Dec-21||Monday||Tamil Thalaivas||U Mumba||U.P. Yoddha||Jaipur Pink Panthers|
|28-Dec-21||Tuesday||Puneri Paltan||Patna Pirates||Telugu Titans||Haryana Steelers||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|29-Dec-21||Wednesday||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Bengal Warriors||U.P. Yoddha||Gujarat Giants||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|30-Dec-21||Thursday||Jaipur Pink Panthers||U Mumba||Haryana Steelers||Bengaluru Bulls||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|31-Dec-21||Friday||Tamil Thalaivas||Puneri Paltan||Patna Pirates||Bengal Warriors||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|01-Jan-22||Saturday||U Mumba||U.P. Yoddha||Bengaluru Bulls||Telugu Titans||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Tamil Thalaivas||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|02-Jan-22||Sunday||Gujarat Giants||Haryana Steelers||Puneri Paltan||Bengaluru Bulls||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|03-Jan-22||Monday||Bengal Warriors||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Telugu Titans||Patna Pirates||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|04-Jan-22||Tuesday||Haryana Steelers||U Mumba||U.P. Yoddha||Tamil Thalaivas||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|05-Jan-22||Wednesday||Puneri Paltan||Gujarat Giants||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Telugu Titans||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|06-Jan-22||Thursday||Patna Pirates||Tamil Thalaivas||Bengaluru Bulls||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|07-Jan-22||Friday||Bengal Warriors||Haryana Steelers||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Puneri Paltan||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|08-Jan-22||Saturday||U.P. Yoddha||Dabang Delhi K.C.||U Mumba||Telugu Titans||Gujarat Giants||Patna Pirates||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|09-Jan-22||Sunday||Puneri Paltan||Bengal Warriors||Bengaluru Bulls||U.P. Yoddha||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|10-Jan-22||Monday||Tamil Thalaivas||Haryana Steelers||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|11-Jan-22||Tuesday||Patna Pirates||U Mumba||Telugu Titans||Gujarat Giants||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|12-Jan-22||Wednesday||Haryana Steelers||U.P. Yoddha||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Bengaluru Bulls||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|13-Jan-22||Thursday||Bengal Warriors||Tamil Thalaivas||U Mumba||Puneri Paltan||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|14-Jan-22||Friday||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Patna Pirates||Gujarat Giants||Bengaluru Bulls||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|15-Jan-22||Saturday||Haryana Steelers||Dabang Delhi K.C.||U.P. Yoddha||Telugu Titans||U Mumba||Bengal Warriors||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|16-Jan-22||Sunday||Tamil Thalaivas||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Patna Pirates||Bengaluru Bulls||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|17-Jan-22||Monday||Puneri Paltan||U.P. Yoddha||Telugu Titans||Bengal Warriors||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|18-Jan-22||Tuesday||Dabang Delhi K.C.||Patna Pirates||Gujarat Giants||U Mumba||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|19-Jan-22||Wednesday||Haryana Steelers||Puneri Paltan||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Telugu Titans||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|
|20-Jan-22||Thursday||Tamil Thalaivas||Gujarat Giants||TBC||TBC||Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru|