Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Match Time, venues, Teams, Players

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Get geared up for the biggest Kabaddi event of India, the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League which begins on 20th July. The opening day matches will be held at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.

The opening match will be held between Telugu Titans and U Mumba at 8:00 p.m., which is followed by the next match between Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates at 9:00 p.m. To get the full list of match timings and venues, visit the official site of Pro Kabaddi, www.prokabbadi.com.

One of the most popular contact sports which originated in ancient India, Kabbadi has now become much more than a pastime activity for children. It has become one of the professional sports in India which is played by professionally trained teams.

Making Kabbadi a profession has been made possible only because of massive publicity through tournaments and leagues. It is the Pro Kabaddi league which helped the ancient game gain wide recognition in modern times and developed a craze among the new generation for the game.

This season of Pro-Kabaddi has some new stuff in the store. New coaches, Anup Kumar for Puneri Paltan and Rakesh Kumar for Haryana Steelers will get on the mat. The top Kabaddi stars from the previous seasons, Siddharth Desai, Rahul Chaudhary, Ajay Thakur and many more seem to be perfectly ready to take the new season by storm.

VIVO Pro Kabaddi Match tTming

Hyderabad Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
20-Jul-2019 Saturday Telugu Titans vs U Mumba 19:30
20-Jul-2019 Saturday Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates 20:30
21-Jul-2019 Sunday Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
21-Jul-2019 Sunday Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas 20:30
22-Jul-2019 Monday U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 19:30
22-Jul-2019 Monday Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers 20:30
24-Jul-2019 Wednesday UP Yoddha vs Bengal Warriors 19:30
24-Jul-2019 Wednesday Telugu Titans vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 20:30
25-Jul-2019 Thursday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Tamil Thalaivas 19:30
26-Jul-2019 Friday UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
26-Jul-2019 Friday Telugu Titans vs Patna Pirates 20:30

Mumbai Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
27-Jul-2019 Saturday U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan 19:30
27-Jul-2019 Saturday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengal Warriors 20:30
28-Jul-2019 Sunday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
28-Jul-2019 Sunday U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls 20:30
29-Jul-2019 Monday Tamil Thalaivas vs Patna Pirates 19:30
29-Jul-2019 Monday Bengal Warriors vs Puneri Paltan 20:30
31-Jul-2019 Wednesday Haryana Steelers vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 19:30
31-Jul-2019 Wednesday U Mumba vs UP Yoddha 20:30
1-Aug-2019 Thursday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 19:30
2-Aug-2019 Friday Telugu Titans vs UP Yoddha 19:30
2-Aug-2019 Friday U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 20:30

Patna Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
3-Aug-2019 Saturday Patna Pirates vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 19:30
3-Aug-2019 Saturday Bengal Warriors vs Bengaluru Bulls 20:30
4-Aug-2019 Sunday Haryana Steelers vs Tamil Thalaivas 19:30
4-Aug-2019 Sunday Patna Pirates vs Puneri Paltan 20:30
5-Aug-2019 Monday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Japir Pink Panthers 19:30
5-Aug-2019 Monday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Puneri Paltan 20:30
7-Aug-2019 Wednesday UP Yoddha vs Tamil Thalaivas 19:30
7-Aug-2019 Wednesday Patna Pirates vs Haryana Steelers 20:30
8-Aug-2019 Thursday Telugu Titans vs Bengaluru Bulls 19:30
9-Aug-2019 Friday Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba 19:30
9-Aug-2019 Friday Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha 20:30

Ahmedabad Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
10-Aug-2019 Saturday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Tamil Thalaivas 19:30
10-Aug-2019 Saturday Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 20:30
11-Aug-2019 Sunday Bengaluru Bulls vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
11-Aug-2019 Sunday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Telugu Titans 20:30
12-Aug-2019 Monday Bengal Warriors vs Telugu Titans 19:30
12-Aug-2019 Monday UP Yoddha vs Bengaluru Bulls 20:30
14-Aug-2019 Wednesday UP Yoddha vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
14-Aug-2019 Wednesday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Bengal Warriors 20:30
15-Aug-2019 Thursday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Puneri Paltan 19:30
16-Aug-2019 Friday U Mumba vs Patna Pirates 19:30
16-Aug-2019 Friday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 20:30

Chennai Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
17-Aug-2019 Saturday Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls 19:30
17-Aug-2019 Saturday Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 20:30
18-Aug-2019 Sunday Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans 19:30
18-Aug-2019 Sunday Tamil Thalaivas vs Puneri Paltan 20:30
19-Aug-2019 Monday U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
19-Aug-2019 Monday UP Yoddha vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 20:30
21-Aug-2019 Wednesday Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls 19:30
21-Aug-2019 Wednesday Tamil Thalaivas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 20:30
22-Aug-2019 Thursday Bengal Warriors vs Patna Pirates 19:30
23-Aug-2019 Friday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Patna Pirates 19:30
23-Aug-2019 Friday Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba 20:30

Delhi Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
24-Aug-2019 Saturday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengaluru Bulls 19:30
24-Aug-2019 Saturday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Telugu Titans 20:30
25-Aug-2019 Sunday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls 19:30
25-Aug-2019 Sunday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs UP Yoddha 20:30
26-Aug-2019 Monday Bengal Warriors vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
26-Aug-2019 Monday UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan 20:30
28-Aug-2019 Wednesday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
28-Aug-2019 Wednesday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs U Mumba 20:30
29-Aug-2019 Thursday Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas 19:30
30-Aug-2019 Friday Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan 19:30
30-Aug-2019 Friday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Patna Pirates 20:30

Bengaluru Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
31-Aug-2019 Saturday Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
31-Aug-2019 Saturday U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 20:30
1-Sep-2019 Sunday UP Yoddha vs Bengal Warriors 19:30
1-Sep-2019 Sunday Bengaluru Bulls vs Tamil Thaliavas 20:30
2-Sep-2019 Monday Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
2-Sep-2019 Monday Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas 20:30
4-Sep-2019 Wednesday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 19:30
4-Sep-2019 Wednesday Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates 20:30
5-Sep-2019 Thursday Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba 19:30
6-Sep-2019 Friday Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha 19:30
6-Sep-2019 Friday Bengaluru Bulls vs Telugu Titans 20:30

Kolkata Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
7-Sep-2019 Saturday Bengal Warriors vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
7-Sep-2019 Saturday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Haryana Steelers 20:30
8-Sep-2019 Sunday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Tamil Thalaivas 19:30
8-Sep-2019 Sunday Bengal Warrios vs Puneri Paltan 20:30
9-Sep-2019 Monday UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
9-Sep-2019 Monday Tamil Thalaivas vs Patna Pirates 20:30
11-Sep-2019 Wednesday Haryana Steelers vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 19:30
11-Sep-2019 Wednesday Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba 20:30
12-Sep-2019 Thursday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Patna Pirates 19:30
13-Sep-2019 Friday Telugu Titans vs U Mumba 19:30
13-Sep-2019 Friday Bengal Warriors vs Bengaluru Bulls 20:30

Pune Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
14-Sep-2019 Saturday Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
14-Sep-2019 Saturday Tamil Thalaivas vs Haryana Steelers 20:30
15-Sep-2019 Sunday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
15-Sep-2019 Sunday Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates 20:30
16-Sep-2019 Monday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs UP Yoddha 19:30
16-Sep-2019 Monday Telugu Titans vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 20:30
18-Sep-2019 Wednesday U Mumba vs UP Yoddha 19:30
18-Sep-2019 Wednesday Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas 20:30
19-Sep-2019 Thursday Bengal Warriors vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
20-Sep-2019 Friday Telugu Titans vs Patna Pirates 19:30
20-Sep-2019 Friday Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls 20:30

Jaipur Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
21-Sep-2019 Saturday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
21-Sep-2019 Saturday UP Yoddha vs Tamil Thalaivas 20:30
22-Sep-2019 Sunday U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
22-Sep-2019 Sunday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengal Warriors 20:30
23-Sep-2019 Monday Patna Pirates vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
23-Sep-2019 Monday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengaluru Bulls 20:30
25-Sep-2019 Wednesday Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors 19:30
25-Sep-2019 Wednesday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Puneri Paltan 20:30
26-Sep-2019 Thursday Patna Pirates vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 19:30
27-Sep-2019 Friday U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls 19:30
27-Sep-2019 Friday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Telugu Titans 20:30

Panchakula Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
28-Sep-2019 Saturday Haryana Steelers vs UP Yoddha 19:30
28-Sep-2019 Saturday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Tamil Thalaivas 20:30
29-Sep-2019 Sunday Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 19:30
29-Sep-2019 Sunday Haryana Steelers vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 20:30
30-Sep-2019 Monday Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 19:30
30-Sep-2019 Monday Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba 20:30
2-Oct-2019 Wednesday U Mumba vs Patna Pirates 19:30
2-Oct-2019 Wednesday Haryana Steelers vs Bengaluru Bulls 20:30
3-Oct-2019 Thursday Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan 19:30
4-Oct-2019 Friday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls 19:30
4-Oct-2019 Friday Haryana Steeler vs Telugu Titans 20:30

Greater Noida Leg

Date Day Match Time (IST)
5-Oct-2019 Saturday UP Yoddha vs Dabang Delhi K.C. 19:30
5-Oct-2019 Saturday Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Patna Pirates 20:30
6-Oct-2019 Sunday Bengal Warriors vs Patna Pirates 19:30
6-Oct-2019 Sunday UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan 20:30
7-Oct-2019 Monday Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Fortune Giants 19:30
7-Oct-2019 Monday Tamil Thalaivas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 20:30
9-Oct-2019 Wednesday Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas 19:30
9-Oct-2019 Wednesday UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans 20:30
10-Oct-2019 Thursday U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers 19:30
11-Oct-2019 Friday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs U Mumba 19:30
11-Oct-2019 Friday UP Yoddha vs Bengaluru Bulls 20:30

PKL Playoffs

Date Day Match
14-Oct-2019 Monday League Rank 3 vs League Rank 6 Eliminator 1
14-Oct-2019 Monday League Rank 4 vs League Rank 5 Eliminator 2
16-Oct-2019 Wednesday League Rank 1 vs Winner Eliminator 1 Semifinal 1
16-Oct-2019 Wednesday League Rank 2 vs Winner Eliminator 2 Semifinal 2
19-Oct-2019 Saturday Winner SF 1 vs Winner SF 2 Finals

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 List of Teams:

  • Bengaluru Bulls
  • Bengal Warriors
  • Dabang Delhi KC.
  • Gujarat Fortunegiants
  • Haryana Steelers
  • Patna Pirates
  • Jaipur Pink Panthers
  • Puneri Paltan
  • Tamil Thalaivas
  • Telugu Titans
  • U Mumba
  • UP Yoddha

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Rules:

  • There are 12 teams which are divided into two zones each of 6 teams. Each team has to play a total of 22 matches in the lead.
  • Each team from the same zone has to play against the other team three times which adds up to 15 matches in the zone.
  • Then each team has to play 6 more matches against the team of the other zones. Each team has to play each other team from the others own ones. The inter-zonal matches will be held on three different weeks, which are called the Interzone challenge weeks.
  • One wild card match is also played by each of the teams in an Interzone match in the last week. Selection is done by a random midseason draw. This adds up to 22 matches in the leech.
  • The top three teams are selected from each zones for playing the finals and selection of the winning team is based on the score of the final matches.

How popular is Kabaddi?

In many states of India, it is the official game like Punjab, Bihar, Maharashtra, Telangana and Tamilnadu. It is also the national game of Bangladesh and Nepal. In these countries, the game is given enormous importance due to which it is also taught in all public schools.

It is also quite popular in Iran and other parts of the world in which Indian and Pakistani people live. In the UK, the sport is governed by the England Kabaddi Federation, UK. The game and its rules are overseen by a governing body which consists of 30 different countries and is called the International Kabaddi Federation.

Rules of Kabaddi:

  • Each team consists of 12 players and only 7 is present on the field at a time.
  • The officials looking after the match consists of a scorer, two assistant scorers, referee and two umpires.
  • Each match has a duration of 40 minutes with two halves of 20 minutes each and 5 minutes of break time in between.
  • A coin toss decides which team shall have the choice to raid or not. In the second half, the team which did not get to raid at first will be raiding.
  • If the raider takes a breath, runs into the opposing team's half and tags one or more than one member of the team and then return to their own half of the mat before inhaling, then the reader is awarded one point.
  • While trying to check the members of the opposite team the player has to keep on uttering "Kabaddi" to prove that he has not taken another breath. If the reader fails to do so then he must return to their own half and as a result, does not gets awarded any points while the opposite team gets one point.
  • The opposing team is defending and should stop the raiders from tagging them and returning to their own half. If a team successfully prevents the raider from returning to their own half after getting tagged then they can earn a point in defence. But there are certain rules to follow for touching the raiders. The raiders can only be grabbed by hands, legs or torso and not by the clothes or hairs and the opposing defenders should also not cross the centre line.
  • After the half time is over the team switches positions and the team which did not get the chance to raid at first will raid in the second half. The match will continue until time is over and the winner is the one with the most points.