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DOZEN: 4 new teams to join Pro Kabaddi League ahead of its fifth season

PRO KABADDI LEAGUE (PKL) is all set to become a twelve team affair as four new teams are going to be added to the existing eight ahead of its upcoming fifth season in July. 

It is learnt that Star India, which is the official broadcaster of the league, will auction for four new teams for the season, which is expected to see more than 130 matches from 60 until the last season. It is also understood that PKL has invited Expression of Interest for up to four new teams across Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana. As reported by PTI, PKL confirmed the news in its release and stated,

"With the addition of these new teams, Pro Kabaddi is gearing up to surpass other Indian sports leagues in terms of geographic representation (teams from 11 states), number of matches (130+ matches) and duration of the league (13 weeks) in Season 5."

Speaking about the development, Star India's Chairman and CEO, Uday Shankar said, 

"All stakeholders have decided to come together to expand the league and given the pace at which this is growing, it might be just the first in a series of expansions in the coming years." 

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