The second season of the Rajasthan Kabaddi League is expected to get underway in November 2020. After a successful first season, the tournament is back with the second season with 10 teams and more than 40 matches. The tournament is reported to be spread over five weeks and will take place in various cities of Rajasthan.
The first season of the Rajasthan Kabaddi League (RKL) took place from 18th to 23rd of October 2019. The six-day long tournament saw the participation of teams like Jaipur Jaguars, Mewar Warriors, Chambal Champions, Ajmer Lions, Shekhawati Kings, Singh Surma, Bikana Riders, and Singh Jodhana.
Shekhawati Kings had emerged as the champions after defeating Singh Jodhana in the finals. The winners received an amount of Rs. 5 lakh along with the champions’ trophy.
With a revamped format and two additional teams, the second season of PKL is scheduled to get underway in November 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the sports industry this year, the organizers are hoping that things get settled down by November for the league to get underway. The organizers have also announced an increase in prize money this year to promote more and more players to join the league as well as attract local sponsors to the tournament.
Apart from Jaipur Jaguars, Bikana Riders, Singh Soorma, and defending champions Shekhawati Kings the teams that would be participating in the RKL Season 2 are Aravali Eagles, Bharatpur Bulls, Chambal Pirates, Jodhana Warriors, Sufi Tigers, and Mewar Monks.
RKL is aimed at promoting the young talent in Rajasthan and encouraging the youth to take up the sport. The popularity of the sport in the state has been increasing every year with the state team of Jaipur Pink Panthers performing well in Pro Kabaddi. The 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championships also took place in Jaipur in March 2020, giving a chance to the audience to come and see top players. Notably, Rajasthan’s Deepak Niwas Hooda leads in the Indian Men’s National Kabaddi team in international tournaments.
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