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PKL Season 8 to start on December 22, Bengaluru to host all matches sans spectators

The
statement
from
the
organisers
also
added
that
all
matches
of
season
8
will
take
place
in
a
single
venue
in
Bengaluru
and
will
be
held
sans
spectators
due
to
the
COVID-19
pandemic.

Earlier
this
year,
PKL
announced
the
return
of
the
league
after
nearly
two
years
and
got
the
ball
rolling
with
the
Player
Auctions
for
the
season,
that
were
conducted
on
August
29-31
in
Mumbai.

PKL
Auction
2021:
The
Complete
List
of
Sold
and
Unsold
Domestic
Players

Mashal
Sports,
orgainsers
of
the
event,
said
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,
moving
away
from
the
traditional
caravan
format.

Speaking
on
the
return
of
PKL
Season
8,
Anupam
Goswami,
CEO,
Mashal
Sports
and
League
Commissioner
VIVO
PL
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,”
added
Goswami.

Karnataka
Chief
Minister
Basavaraj
Bommai
also
welcomed
the
league
of
a
‘geniune
indigenous
sport’ to
the
state.

“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,”
Bommai
said
in
a
statement.

PKL Auction 2021: Full List of Foreign buys and New Young Players DraftPKL
Auction
2021:
Full
List
of
Foreign
buys
and
New
Young
Players
Draft

The
orgainisers
further
stated
that
the
league
will
implement
protocols
to
comply
with
government
regulations
and
guidelines
and
will
work
with
specialised
safety
agencies
to
implement
stringent
safety
practices
and
create
a
bio-secure
bubble.

Hosting
the
event,
will
also
mark
a
significant
achievement
for
the
league
as
PKL
will
be
the
first
professional
indoor
contact
sports
league
in
India
since
the
COVID
pandemic.

PKL
also
added
that
the
announcement
of
the
fixtures
will
be
revealed
soon
so
that
fans
can
mark
their
calendar
to
watch
their
favourite
kabaddi
players
and
teams
in
action.
Live
action
of
PKL
season
8
will
be
available
on
the
Star
Sports
network
and
Disney+
Hotstar.

(With
PKL
and
PTI
inputs)

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