PKL: This was an extraordinary season, upcoming playoffs will see exciting action, says Anupam Goswami


As the Pro Kabaddi League season draws towards the tournament’s commercial end, Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner, has addressed the challenges of running the tournament amid the Covid pandemic.

Mashal Sports, organizer of the Pro Kabaddi League, has ensured the continuity and completion of the league with non-stop daily matches. This is within the confines of a biosecure bubble in Bengaluru that includes over 900 people from players, coaches, teams and league staff.

Commenting on the Pro Kabaddi Season 8 playoffs, Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner of the Pro Kabaddi League said: “This has truly been an exceptional season of the Pro Kabaddi League tournament. Not only did we succeed, but we also achieved a new level of interaction with the fans.”

After 132 games over 60 consecutive matchdays, the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 8 now enters the playoff stage with the top six teams – Patna Pirates, Dabang Delhi KC, UP Yoddha, Gujarat Giants, Bengaluru Bulls and Puneri Paltan – competing for the coveted trophy fight.

“We had some challenges within the strict organic bubble but overcame them together with the support of the 12 franchises. The safety and health of everyone within the bubble has been our top priority. I have no doubt that the upcoming playoff week and finals will be even more exciting and thrilling action as we aim to wrap up a memorable Season 8 and bring the best Kabaddi- to offer all the action they could ask for,” he added.

With many twists and turns, PKL Season 8 witnessed one of the most competitive seasons ever in that it took until the final day of the league stage to determine the top 6 teams that qualified for the playoffs. Exciting competition is sure to continue with all remaining games being knockout games.

The playoffs will take place on February 21st and 23rd, with the grand final scheduled for February 25th.

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