The Pro Kabaddi league which is into its fifth season since inception has made the prize money more lucrative by doubling its consolidated prize money to Rs eight crore. The league shall kick off from July 28 in Hyderabad. This is a massive increment in the prize money from the Rs two crore earmarked for Season 4 of the league.
Twelve teams will clash in 138 matches to win the coveted title, set at Rs three crore. The runners-up will be awarded Rs 1.8 crore, while the team that finishes third will win Rs 1.2 crore. 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 Rs 15 lakh.
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." The first match of Pro Kabaddi Season 5 will see Telugu Titans take on new team, Tamil Thalaivas, on July 28 in Hyderabad.