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Indigenous contact sport Kabaddi, received a major boost with the launch of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). This comes close on the launch of IPL-style hockey and football leagues. The popularity of Kabaddi can be gauged from the fact that there will be another league to complement each other.

For long kabaddi has been dismissed as an indigenous rustic sport not strictly fit to be an Olympic discipline. India had to fight hard to keep it as an Asian Games sport and won all the seven gold medals ever since it was introduced in 1990. Dubbed to be another super-hit sports league, Pro Kabaddi League has lived up to its expectations with many film stars and corporates bidding for the franchise rights.

The Pro Kabaddi league is being organised by the International Kabaddi Federation, Asian Kabaddi Federation and Amateur Federation of India. Star Sports will be the official broadcast partner for the event, where top kabaddi players from across India and the globe will participate in a show of intense competition.

The tournament will have eight teams: U Mumba, Bengaluru Bulls, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Telugu Titans, and Puneri Paltan. The final match of Pro Kabaddi league will be played on August 31.

Pro Kabaddi League 2014 Points Table:

Position

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Draw

SD

Points

1

Jaipur Pink Panthers

15

11

3

1

100

54

2

U Mumba

15

8

4

3

59

51

3

Bengaluru Bulls

14

8

5

1

36

47

4

Patna Pirates

14

7

5

2

18

45

5

Telugu Titans

14

6

5

3

26

42

6

Dabang Delhi

14

5

8

1

-27

32

7

Bengal Warriors

14

4

9

1

-85

24

8

Puneri Paltan

14

2

12

0

-127

17

Semi Final 1st: Jaipur Pink Panthers (38) beat Patna Pirates (18)

Semi Final 2nd: U Mumba (27) beat Bengaluru Bulls (23)

31st August 08.00 p.m. onwards

3rd Place Playoff: Patna Pirates vs Bengaluru Bulls

Final: Jaipur Pink Panther vs U Mumba

Final match result: Jaipur Pink Panther beats U Mumba

Last updated at 11.22 PM on 31/8/2014

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