THE STAKES FOR Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5 got even higher, with the announcement of a consolidated sum of INR 8 Crores as the coveted prize money for the season, which commences on July 28, 2017, in Hyderabad. This marks a significant and unprecedented increment from INR 2 Crores, which was the prize money scheme for Season 4 of the league in 2016.
12 teams will clash in 138 exhilarating matches to win the desirable title, set at INR 3 Crores. The runners-up will be awarded INR 1.8 Crores, while the team that finishes in the third place will win INR 1.2 Crores. The Most Valuable Player prize, previously awarded to Kabaddi stars like Anup Kumar and Manjeet Chillar, is also receiving a substantial boost this season, with the awardee set to win INR 15 Lakhs.
Looking forward to a thrilling Season 5, Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi said,
“Even before the commencement of its fifth season, VIVO Pro Kabaddi has already traversed significant landmarks, beginning with a groundbreaking sponsorship deal, to record bids at the player auction, and now, a remarkable elevation of the consolidated prize money. The winning sum to be awarded to season 5 champions is at par with renowned leagues, making the PKL trophy a highly coveted one. The ground is now set for a fierce and dynamic 13-weeks of high-octane Kabaddi action.”
The first match of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5 will see Telugu Titans take-on new team, Tamil Thalaivas on July 28, 2017, in Hyderabad. Fans can catch the tournament live on Star Sports network and Hotstar.