In a huge blow to Kabaddi players and fanatics in the country, the organisers of the Pro Kabaddi League have announced that the 2020 season of the tournament will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The PKL, launched by business tycoon Anand Mahindra with his brother-in-law and sports commentator, Charu Sharma in 2014, had achieved a cult following after they basked on the popularity of Kabaddi in rural India. The PKL has overseen seven successful seasons so far, with Patna Pirates being the most successful franchise in the tournament’s history.
Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic
In an official statement on their social media account, the organisers of the Pro Kabaddi League confirmed that the eighth season of the tournament will not hit the floors this year. The statement read that in light of the current circumstances and the official guidelines surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers had regretfully decided to postpone the competition. The announcement also said that the decision was taken with regards to the health and safety of players and officials in the context of indoor contact sports.