nd in Bengaluru, league organiser Mashal Sports said on Tuesday.
PKL will be the first indoor tournament to be hosted since the Covid-outbreak.
Mashal Sports 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.
Basavaraj Bommai, CM, Karnataka, said, “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.”
“We are very privileged that Season 8 of the Pro Kabaddi League will be hosted in Karnataka, especially as this state is a very significant geography for kabaddi and PKL fans in India,” said Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sports and league commissioner of PKL. “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.”
Mashal Sports said 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, a first for any professional indoor contact sports league in India.
Season 8 of the league will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar.
Mashal Sports had conducted the player auctions for the season between August 29
th and 31
st in Mumbai.