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PKL 2023: Venue, Dates, Schedule, Teams, Prize Money- All You Need To Know

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Kabaddi, a time-honored tradition deeply woven into our society for centuries, has undergone a remarkable transformation with the collaboration of Mashal Sports and Disney Star. Season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League is all set to kick off on December 2, 2023, at the magnificent Arena by Transstadia Stadium in Ahmedabad. What was once a game played by children in narrow alleyways has now evolved into a grand national spectacle through the inception of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).

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About PKL 2023

Full Name of the League Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 
Organiser Vivo Mobiles
Season  10th 
Total Teams  12
Total Number of Matches  132 League Matches 
Type of Tournament  Robin round and Playoffs
Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) starting date  2nd December 2023
Pro Kabaddi League 2023 Channel Star Sports 
PKL 2023 Online Streaming  Disney + Hotstar 
Pro Kabaddi League 2023 Match Timings 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM, and 9:30 PM
Last Year Champion  Jaipur Pink Panthers 

PKL 2023: Venue

The stage for PKL 2023 is all set to come alive in multiple vibrant cities across India. Commencing on December 2, 2023, the PKL Season 10 league stage will unfold across twelve different cities in India, providing fans the opportunity to witness their beloved teams and players in action within their own communities through the 12-city caravan format. The Pro Kabaddi League 2023 has become a prominent event in the realm of sports, as various leagues and national-level tournaments are organized by the Sports Authorities each year. The league will travel to numerous cities, transforming it into a nationwide celebration of our traditional sport. The schedule includes stops in Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Noida, Mumbai, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Kolkata, and Panchkula.

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2023 Teams

The 2023 Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 will feature a total of 12 teams, including:

  • Bengal Warriors
  • Bengaluru Bulls 
  • Dabangg Delhi KC 
  • Gujarat Giants 
  • Haryana Steelers
  • Jaipur Pink Panthers
  • Patna Pirates 
  • Puneri Paltan 
  • Tamil Thalaivas
  • Telugu Titans 
  • U Mumba 
  • U.P Yoddhas  

Bengal Warriors

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Total Players in the squad: 19

Raiders: Maninder Singh, Shrikant Jadhav, Suyog Baban Gaikar, Parshant Kumar, Aslam Saja Mohamed Thambi, Akshay Jaywant Bodake, Vishwas S, Chai-Ming Chang, Nitin Kumar, R Guhan, Maharudra Garje

Defenders: Shubham Shinde, Vaibhav Bhausaheb Garje, Aditya S. Shinde, Akshay Kumar, Shreyas Umbardand, Dipak Arjun Shinde

All-Rounders: Nitin Rawal, Bhoir Akshay Bharat

Bengaluru Bulls

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Total Players in the squad: 25

Raiders: Bharat, Vikash Kandola, Neeraj Narwal, Monu, Abhishek Singh, Sushil, Banty, Piotr Pamulak, Akshit

Defenders: Aman, Saurabh Nandal, Yash Hooda, Surjeet Singh, Vishal, Ankit, Parteek, Sunder, Rakshith, Rohit Kumar, Ponparthiban Subramanian, Md. Liton Ali, Arulnanthababu, Aditya Shankar Powar

All-Rounders: Sachin Narwal, Ran Singh

Dabang Delhi K.C.

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Total Players in the Squad: 20

Raiders: Ashu Malik, Naveen Kumar, Ashish Narwal, Suraj Panwar, Manjeet, Meetu, Manu

Defenders: Vijay, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sunil, Nitin Chandel, Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav, Felix Li, Yuvraj Pandeya, Mohit, Vikrant, Ashish, Himmat Antil, Yogesh

All-Rounder: Akash Prasher

Gujarat Giants

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Total Players in the Squad: 20

Raiders: Sonu, Parteek Dahiya, Rakesh, More G B, Nitin, Jagdeep

Defenders: Sourav Gulia, Manuj, Fazel Atrachali, Sombir, Ravi Kumar, Deepak Rajender Singh, Nitesh

All-Rounders: Rohan Singh, Arkam Shaikh, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Rohit Gulia, Balaji D, Vikas Jaglan, Jitender Yadav

Haryana Steelers

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Total Players in the Squad: 21

Raiders: Vinay, K. Prapanjan, Siddharth Sirish Desai, Chandran Ranjit, Ghanshyam Roka Magar, Hasan Balbool, Shivam Anil Patare, Vishal S. Tate, Jaya Soorya NS

Defenders: Naveen, Harsh, Mohit, Monu, Sunny, Jaideep, Mohit, Rahul Sethpal, Hardeep, Himanshu Choudhary, Ravindra Chouhan

All-Rounder: Ashish

Jaipur Pink Panthers 

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Total Players in the Squad: 19

Raiders: Navneet, Rahul Chaudhari, Ajith V Kumar, Arjun Deshwal, Amir Hossein Mohammadmaleki, Devank, Bhavani Rajput, Abhimanyu Raghuvanshi, Shashank B, Abhijeet Malik

Defenders: Lucky Sharma, Sunil Kumar, Sahul Kumar, Ankush, Abhishek KS, Ashish, Reza Mirbagheri, Lavish, Sumit

All-Rounder: Ashish


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Patna Pirates

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Total Players in the Squad: 22

Raiders: Sachin, Ranjit Venkatramana Naik, Anuj Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Manjeet, Kunal Mehta, Sudhakar M, Zheng-Wei Chen, Sandeep Kumar

Defenders: Neeraj Kumar, Thiyagarajan Yuvaraj, Naveen Sharma, Manish, Krishan, Mahendra Choudhary, Abinand Subhash, Sanjay, Deepak Kumar

All-Rounders: Daniel Omondi Odhiambo, Sajin Chandrasekar, Ankit, Rohit

Puneri Paltan

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Total Players in the Squad: 18 

Raiders: Pankaj Mohite, Aditya Tushar Shinde, Mohit Goyat, Akash Santosh Shinde, Nitin

Defenders: Abinesh Nadarajan, Gaurav Khatri, Sanket Sawant, Badal Taqdir Singh, Vaibhav Balasaheb Kamble, Ishwar, Hardeep, Vahid RezaEimehr, Dadaso Shivaji Pujari, Tushar Dattaray Adhavade

All-Rounders: Aslam Mustafa Inamdar, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Ahmed Mustafa Enamdar

Tamil Thalaivas

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Total Players in the Squad: 21

Raiders: Ajinkya Ashok Pawar, Himanshu, Narender, Himanshu Singh, Selvamani K, Vishal Chahal, Nitin Singh, Jatin, Masanamuthu Lakshnanan, Satish Kannan

Defenders: Sagar, Himansh, M. Abishek, Sahil, Mohit, Aashish, Amirhossein Bastami, Nitesh Kumar, Ronak, Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi

All-Rounder: Ritik

Telugu Titans

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Total Players in the Squad: 18

Raiders: Rajnish, Vinay, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Omkar Narayan Patil, Praful Sudam Zaware, Robin Chaudhary

Defenders: Parvesh Bhainswal, Mohit, Nitin, Ankit, Gaurav Dahiya, Ajit Pandurang Pawar, Mohit, Milad Jabbari

All-Rounders: Shankar Bhimraj Gadai, Sanjeevi S, Omkar R. More, Hamid Mirzaei Nader

U Mumba

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Total Players in the Squad: 22

Raiders: Jai Bhagwan, Guman Singh, Pranav Vinay Rane, Rupesh, Sachin, Shivam, Heidarali Ekrami, Saurav Parthe, Rohit Yadav, Alireza Mirzaeian, Kunal

Defenders: Surinder Singh, Rinku, Shivansh Thakur, Girish Maruti Ernak, Mahender Singh, Sombir, Mukilan Shanmugam, Gokulakannan M, Bittu

All-Rounders: Viswanath V, Amirmohammad Zafardanesh

U.P. Yoddhas

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Total Players in the Squad: 18

Raiders: Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill, Anil Kumar, Mahipal, Gulveer Singh, Shivam Chaudhary, Gagana Gowda HR

Defenders: Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Ashu Singh, Kiran Laxman Magar, Harendra Kumar, Hitesh

All-Rounders: Gurdeep, Nitin Panwar, Vijay Malik, Helvic Simuyu Wanjala, Samuel Wanjala Wafula


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PKL 2023 Schedule

City No City Date Day of the Week Team A Team B Team A Team B
1 AHMEDABAD (Arena by Transstadia) 02-Dec-23 Saturday Gujarat Giants vs Telugu Titans U Mumba vs U.P. Yoddhas
03-Dec-23 Sunday Tamil Thalaivas vs Dabang Delhi K.C. Gujarat Giants vs Bengaluru Bulls
04-Dec-23 Monday Puneri Paltan vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Bengaluru Bulls vs Bengal Warriors
05-Dec-23 Tuesday Gujarat Giants vs U Mumba Single Header
06-Dec-23 Wednesday Telugu Titans vs Patna Pirates U.P. Yoddhas vs Haryana Steelers
07-Dec-23 Thursday Bengal Warriors vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates
2 BENGALURU (Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium) 08-Dec-23 Friday Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi K.C. Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba
09-Dec-23 Saturday Bengaluru Bulls vs Haryana Steelers U.P. Yoddhas vs Telugu Titans
10-Dec-23 Sunday Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Haryana Steelers
11-Dec-23 Monday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Giants Bengaluru Bulls vs U.P. Yoddhas
12-Dec-23 Tuesday Bengal Warriors vs Patna Pirates Single Header
13-Dec-23 Wednesday Tamil Thalaivas vs Telugu Titans Bengaluru Bulls vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
14-Dec-23 Thursday Rest Day
3 PUNE (Balewadi Sports Complex) 15-Dec-23 Friday Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers U Mumba vs Patna Pirates
16-Dec-23 Saturday Puneri Paltan vs Bengal Warriors Telugu Titans vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
17-Dec-23 Sunday Patna Pirates vs Jaipur Pink Panthers U Mumba vs Tamil Thalaivas
18-Dec-23 Monday Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddhas Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
19-Dec-23 Tuesday Haryana Steelers vs Gujarat Giants Single Header
20-Dec-23 Wednesday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs U.P. Yoddhas Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls
21-Dec-23 Thursday Rest Day
4 CHENNAI (SDAT Multi Purpose Indoor Stadium) 22-Dec-23 Friday Tamil Thalaivas vs Patna Pirates Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans
23-Dec-23 Saturday Tamil Thalaivas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Gujarat Giants vs U.P. Yoddhas
24-Dec-23 Sunday U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors Bengaluru Bulls vs Telugu Titans
25-Dec-23 Monday Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi K.C. Tamil Thalaivas vs Haryana Steelers
26-Dec-23 Tuesday Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates Single Header
27-Dec-23 Wednesday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Dabang Delhi K.C. Tamil Thalaivas vs Gujarat Giants
28-Dec-23 Thursday Rest Day
5 NOIDA (Noida Indoor Stadium) 29-Dec-23 Friday Patna Pirates vs Haryana Steelers U.P. Yoddhas vs Bengaluru Bulls
30-Dec-23 Saturday Telugu Titans vs U Mumba U.P. Yoddhas vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
31-Dec-23 Sunday Gujarat Giants vs Bengal Warriors Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls
01-Jan-24 Monday Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan U.P. Yoddhas vs Patna Pirates
02-Jan-24 Tuesday Gujarat Giants vs Dabang Delhi K.C. Single Header
03-Jan-24 Wednesday Haryana Steelers vs Jaipur Pink Panthers U.P. Yoddhas vs Puneri Paltan
04-Jan-24 Thursday Rest Day
6 MUMBAI (Dome by NSCI) 05-Jan-24 Friday Patna Pirates vs Dabang Delhi K.C. U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls
06-Jan-24 Saturday U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Giants
07-Jan-24 Sunday Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas Bengal Warriors vs Haryana Steelers
08-Jan-24 Monday Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates U Mumba vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
09-Jan-24 Tuesday Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors Single Header
10-Jan-24 Wednesday U.P. Yoddhas vs Tamil Thalaivas U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers
11-Jan-24 Thursday Rest Day
7 JAIPUR (SMS Indoor Stadium) 12-Jan-24 Friday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Telugu Titans Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Giants
13-Jan-24 Saturday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Puneri Paltan U.P. Yoddhas vs Bengal Warriors
14-Jan-24 Sunday Haryana Steelers vs Tamil Thalaivas Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Patna Pirates
15-Jan-24 Monday Bengal Warriors vs Bengaluru Bulls Jaipur Pink Panthers vs U Mumba
16-Jan-24 Tuesday Patna Pirates vs Tamil Thalaivas Single Header
17-Jan-24 Wednesday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Gujarat Giants Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Haryana Steelers
18-Jan-24 Thursday Rest Day
8 HYDERABAD (Gachibowli Indoor Stadium) 19-Jan-24 Friday Patna Pirates vs U.P. Yoddhas Telugu Titans vs Bengaluru Bulls
20-Jan-24 Saturday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs U Mumba Telugu Titans vs U.P. Yoddhas
21-Jan-24 Sunday Gujarat Giants vs Puneri Paltan Bengaluru Bulls vs Tamil Thalaivas
22-Jan-24 Monday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengal Warriors Telugu Titans vs Haryana Steelers
23-Jan-24 Tuesday U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan Single Header
24-Jan-24 Wednesday Haryana Steelers vs Dabang Delhi K.C. Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas
25-Jan-24 Thursday Rest Day
9 PATNA (Patliputra Indoor Stadium) 26-Jan-24 Friday Patna Pirates vs Bengal Warriors U Mumba vs Gujarat Giants
27-Jan-24 Saturday Patna Pirates vs Puneri Paltan Dabang Delhi K.C. vs U.P. Yoddhas
28-Jan-24 Sunday Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls
29-Jan-24 Monday Haryana Steelers vs Bengal Warriors Patna Pirates vs Gujarat Giants
30-Jan-24 Tuesday Puneri Paltan vs Telugu Titans Single Header
31-Jan-24 Wednesday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Tamil Thalaivas Patna Pirates vs Bengaluru Bulls
01-Feb-24 Thursday Rest Day
10 DELHI (Thyagaraj Sports Complex) 02-Feb-24 Friday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengal Warriors Gujarat Giants vs Haryana Steelers
03-Feb-24 Saturday U.P. Yoddhas vs U Mumba Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Telugu Titans
04-Feb-24 Sunday Gujarat Giants vs Tamil Thalaivas Bengaluru Bulls vs U Mumba
05-Feb-24 Monday Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Patna Pirates Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Puneri Paltan
06-Feb-24 Tuesday Tamil Thalaivas vs U.P. Yoddhas Single Header
07-Feb-24 Wednesday Bengaluru Bulls vs Puneri Paltan Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
08-Feb-24 Thursday Rest Day
11 KOLKATA (Netaji Indoor Stadium) 09-Feb-24 Friday Bengal Warriors vs Gujarat Giants Haryana Steelers vs U.P. Yoddhas
10-Feb-24 Saturday Patna Pirates vs U Mumba Bengal Warriors vs Telugu Titans
11-Feb-24 Sunday Tamil Thalaivas vs Puneri Paltan Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Giants
12-Feb-24 Monday U.P. Yoddhas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba
13-Feb-24 Tuesday Patna Pirates vs Telugu Titans Single Header
14-Feb-24 Wednesday Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Tamil Thalaivas Bengal Warriors vs Puneri Paltan
15-Feb-24 Thursday Rest Day
12 PANCHKULA (Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium) 16-Feb-24 Friday Haryana Steelers vs Patna Pirates Telugu Titans vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
17-Feb-24 Saturday Haryana Steelers vs U Mumba U.P. Yoddhas vs Gujarat Giants
18-Feb-24 Sunday Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengal Warriors Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengaluru Bulls
19-Feb-24 Monday Gujarat Giants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Haryana Steelers vs Puneri Paltan
20-Feb-24 Tuesday U Mumba vs Telugu Titans Single Header
21-Feb-24 Wednesday Puneri Paltan vs U.P. Yoddhas Haryana Steelers vs Bengaluru Bulls
22-Feb-24 Thursday Rest Day

PKL 2023: Prize Money 

The total prize money for a single season of Pro Kabaddi League is 8 crore INR. Here’s how it is distributed:

  • The champions (1st position) receive 3 crores.
  • The runner-up team (2nd position) gets 1.8 crores.
  • The teams that lose in the semifinals (3rd and 4th positions) each receive 90 lakhs.
  • The teams in the 5th and 6th positions get 45 lakhs each.

Out of the 8 crore, 7.5 crores are distributed among the top 6 teams, and the remaining 50 lakhs are divided among individuals as follows:

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  • Most Valuable Player: 15 lakhs
  • Best Raider: 10 lakhs
  • Ace Defender: 10 lakhs
  • Sports Debutant: 8 lakhs
  • Best Referee (Male): 3.5 lakhs
  • Best Referee (Female): 3.5 lakhs.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 10 in 2023 promises to be an exciting and highly anticipated sporting event. The tournament’s unique blend of Robin Round and Playoffs format promises fierce rivalries and thrilling matches, as Jaipur Pink Panthers seek to uphold their championship status. Kicking off on December 2, 2023, this season embodies the perfect fusion of tradition and innovation, uniting fans from all corners of India.

In a digital era, the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 website at prokabaddi.com acts as the gateway to this enthralling journey. PKL 2023 is not just a sporting event, it’s a celebration of our rich heritage and a testament to the evolution of Kabaddi. Get ready for a riveting season, where the past meets the future on the kabaddi mat. Stay engaged through the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 website at prokabaddi.com and immerse yourself in this extraordinary sporting journey, both on and off the field.


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