In match number 40 of Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Gujarat Fortunegiants defeated Puneri Paltan 35-21 to maintin top spot on Zone A points table. On the other hand, UP Yoddha lost to Bengal Warriors 32-31 in a close contest. However, UP toppled Bengaluru Bulls in Zone B.

The fifth season of  PKL began in Hyderabad on July 28. This year 12 teams are taking part in it and the tournament will last for three months. Also Check: Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Schedule

The finals will take place on October 28 in Chennai. The 12 participating teams are Dabang Delhi, Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Gujarat Fortune Giants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Puneri Paltan, Teleugu Titans, Tamil Thailavas and UP Yodha.

ZONE A

Position  Team Played Won Lost Points
1. Gujarat Fortunegiants 10 7 1 41
2. Puneri Paltan 6 4 2 21                  
3. Haryana Steelers 5 2 1                            17
4. Jaipur Pink Panthers 5 3 2 17
5. U Mumba 6 3 3 16
6. Dabang Delhi KC 6 2 4 13

ZONE B

Position Team Played Won Lost Points
1. UP Yodha 9 3 5 22
2. Bengaluru Bulls 9 3                       5 22                    
3. Patna Pirates 5 3 1    19
4. Telugu Titans 10 2 7 17
5. Bengal Warriors 5 2 2 14
6. Tamil Thalaivas 5 1 3 11

The local sport of Kabaddi has gained popularity in the nation ever since the broadcasters kicked off the inaugural season. The admiration of the sport is setting new records in terms of viewership and sponsorship deals.

This time, a zone system has been introduced with each team playing 15 intra-zone and 7 inter-zone matches, prior to the play-offs.The play-offs will comprise three qualifiers and two eliminators.