Parle Indo International Premier KabaddiLeague (IPKL), Inaugural Season Schedule Announced

~Haryana Heroes Vs Pune Pride to go head to head in season opener~

~ Team Chennai Challengers to open their account against team Diler Delhi on 14/05/19

~Parle IPKL ropes in DDSports as one of the LIVE broadcaster of inaugural season~

New Delhi, May 11, 2019: ParleIndo International Premier Kabaddi League (IPKL) a brand new kabaddi league promoted by New Kabaddi Federation (NKF) today announced the schedule for the inaugural season of the league scheduled start from May 13th, 2019 at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune. The Pune Leg will be played from May (13-21), Mysore leg will be played from May (24 – 29) and the final leg in Bengaluru from June (1-4) with matches being broadcasted between 8:00 -10:00 PM on days of two matches and 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM on the days when there are three matches.

The season opener will be played between Haryana Heroes and Pune Prideat theBalewadi Stadium, Pune. The opening contest will feature the likes of JitendraYadav, who has been a part of the National Kabaddi team set-up and was also selected for the world cup kabaddi team and V Vimal Raj, who after representing Tamil Thalaivas will step on the mat now for the Pune Pride. Many other names including the likes of Sunil Jaypal, ShashankWankhede, Parveen Kumar – 2014 Asian Games Gold – Medallist, Vipin Malik and Arumugam will be seen in action during the league for their respective franchises.

In addition, DD Sports also joined hands with IPKL as one of thebroadcasters. The league which already has D SPORT (English), MTV and MTV HD+ (Hindi) as their official broadcasters will be bolstered by the on boarding of DD Sports which will help ParleIPKL reach the masses.

The winning team ofParle IPKL season 1 will walk away with a winner’s cheque of INR 1.25 CR while the runners up would go back with a hefty sum of INR 75 Lakhs. The third placed team would earn a total of INR 50 Lakhs while the fourth placed would get a sum of INR 25 Lakhs. What sets apart the Indo International Premier League is its remuneration strategy where apart from the salaries and prize money, 20% of the revenue from the league would be equally distributed amongst all the players. This marks an important development in India’s sporting league history, as NKF becomes the only federation to take this step after BCCI.

The ParleIPKL in its inaugural season will see a total of 44 matches being played between eight franchisees viz; Bangalore Rhinos, Chennai Challengers, Diler Delhi, Telugu Bulls, Pune Pride, Haryana Heroes, Mumbai CheRaje and Pondicherry Predators. These eight franchisees will fight it out for the top honours across Pune at the Balewadi Stadium; Mysore at the ChamundiVihar Stadium and Bengaluru for the Finalleg at the KanteeravaStadium. All the players were selected post rigorous selection trials conducted across the country over a period of four months. Each team will comprise of marquee players and will include five raiders, seven defenders and three all-rounders.

Match Schedule is as follows:

Date

Day

Matches

Timing

Venue

13th May

Monday

Opening Ceremony

7pm – 8pm

Pune – Balewadi Stadium

Haryana Heroes v Pune Pride

8pm -9pm

14th May

Tuesday

Pondy Predators v Bangalore Rhinos

8pm -9pm

Diler Delhi v Chennai Challengers

9pm – 10pm

Mumbai CheRaje v Telegu Bulls

10pm-11pm

15th May

Wednesday

Haryana Heroes v Pondy Predators

8pm -9pm

Pune Pride v Bangalore Rhinos

9pm – 10pm

16th May

Thursday

Diler Delhi v Mumbai CheRaje

8pm -9pm

Chennai Challengers v Telegu Bulls

9pm – 10pm

17th May

Friday

Haryana Heroes v Bangalore Rhinos

8pm -9pm

Pune Pride v Pondy Predators

9pm – 10pm

18th May

Saturday

Diler Delhi v Telegu Bulls

8pm -9pm

Chennai Challengers v Mumbai CheRaje

9pm – 10pm

19th may

Sunday

Haryana Heroes v Pune Pride

8pm -9pm

Pondy Predators v Bangalore Rhinos

9pm – 10pm

Diler Delhi v Chennai Challengers

10pm-11pm

20th May

Monday

Mumbai CheRaje v Telegu Bulls

8pm -9pm

Haryana Heroes v Pondy Predators

9pm – 10pm

Pune Pride v Bangalore Rhinos

10pm-11pm

21st May

Tuesday

Diler Delhi v Mumbai CheRaje

8pm -9pm

Chennai Challengers v Telegu Bulls

9pm – 10pm

22nd May

Wednesday

Rest Day

23rd May

Thursday

Rest Day

24th May

Friday

Pune Pride v Pondy Predators

8pm -9pm

Mysore – ChamundiVihar Stadium

Haryana Heroes v Bangalore Rhinos

9pm – 10pm

Diler Delhi v Telegu Bulls

10pm-11pm

25th May

Saturday

Chennai Challengers v Mumbai CheRaje

8pm -9pm

Haryana Heroes v Diler Delhi

9pm – 10pm

26th May

Sunday

Pune Pride v Chennai Challengers

8pm -9pm

Bangalore Rhinos v Telegu Bulls

9pm – 10pm

Pondy Predators v Mumbai CheRaje

10pm-11pm

27th May

Monday

Haryana Heroes v Telegu Bulls

8pm -9pm

Bangalore Rhinos v DilerDilli

9pm – 10pm

Pune Pride v Mumbai CheRaje

10pm-11pm

28th May

Tuesday

Pondy Predators v Chennai Challengers

8pm -9pm

Bangalore Rhinos v Mumbai CheRaje

9pm – 10pm

Pune Pride v Telegu Bulls

10pm-11pm

29th May

Wednesday

Haryana Heroes v Chennai Challengers

8pm -9pm

Pune Pride v Diler Delhi

9pm – 10pm

Pondy Predators v Telegu Bulls

10pm-11pm

30th May

Thursday

Rest Day

31st May

Friday

Rest Day

1st Jun

Saturday

Haryana Heroes v Mumbai CheRaje

8pm -9pm

Bangalore – Kanteerava Stadium

2nd Jun

Sunday

Bangalore Rhinos v Chennai Challengers

8pm -9pm

Pondy Predators v Diler Delhi

9pm – 10pm

3rd Jun

Monday

Semi Finals 1

8pm -9pm

Semi Finals 2

9pm – 10pm

4th Jun

Tuesday

3rd Place

7pm – 8pm

Finals

8pm -9pm

Closin Ceremony

9pm – 10pm

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