Mashal Sports, organizers of Pro Kabaddi League, announced that the eighth season of the league will commence from December 22nd, 2021 in Bengaluru. The Player Auctions for the season were conducted from August 29th - 31st, 2021 in Mumbai. Keeping the health and safety of the players and all stakeholders in mind, the league will be held without spectators at a single venue in Bengaluru, moving away from the traditional multi-city format.
Speaking on the return of PKL Season 8, Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner, Pro Kabaddi League said: "We are very privileged that Season 8 of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League will be hosted in Karnataka, especially as this state is a very significant geography for kabaddi and PKL fans in India. Bengaluru has all the facilities for the conduct of big competitive sports events with best safety practices, and we look forward to demonstrating this with PKL Season 8."
The league will implement protocols to comply with government regulations and guidelines and will work with specialized safety agencies to implement stringent safety practices and create a bio - secure bubble, a first for any professional indoor contact sports league in India.