Pro Kabaddi League 2021: Deepak Hooda, Anup Kumar excited as PKL set to make comeback after 2 years gap – Pro Kabaddi League 2021’s player auction date has been revealed by the league’s organiser Mashal Sports on Thursday. The PKL Season 8 auction will take place for three days from August 29 to August 31 with over 500 platers going under the hammer.
Lights. Camera. 𝙰̶𝚌̶𝚝̶𝚒̶𝚘̶𝚗 Auction 🤩
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 5, 2021
Speaking about the PKL Season 8 Player Auctions, Deepak Hooda, Captain of the PKL Team, Jaipur Pink Panthers in Season 6 and 7 and Captain of the Indian National Kabaddi Team at the 2019 South Asian Games, said, “It’s been a tough year for athletes across all sports, and as a kabaddi player, I have been eagerly awaiting the resumption of the Pro Kabaddi League and look forward to the Player Auctions which is an event that every kabaddi player will have their eyes set on. I am sure that Mashal Sports will conduct a successful auction and it will be interesting to see the strategies that the various teams will deploy.”
Captain of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup-winning Indian National Kabaddi Team and coach of the PKL Team Puneri Paltan, Anup Kumar, said, “The announcement of the player auction dates could not have come at a better time for all kabaddi players. It has been a long wait, but players have been working hard on their skills and fitness. All eyes will be on the plethora of young talent available at the auction. I am sure that all teams will come well prepared for the auction.”
Mashal Sports and Disney Star, in collaboration with the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI), have built PKL into India’s second most successful sports league in terms of television viewership. It has the largest number of matches for any national league in India. PKL has transformed the image of India’s indigenous sport of Kabaddi and its athletes nationally as well as across the world. Several Kabaddi-playing nations have strengthened their domestic Kabaddi programs because of the participation of their players in PKL.