"Likely to see Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 before Asian Games," says PKL technical director
The Pro Kabaddi League has enjoyed five successful seasons so far, with the latest one ending in October last year and featuring a total of 12 teams from across the country in a competition spread across a massive three months.
The Senior National Championships also ended earlier on Friday, with fans now awaiting the next big tournament where they can watch their favourite kabaddi stars in action again. E Prasad Rao, the technical director of the International Kabaddi Federation and Pro Kabaddi League, spoke to Sportskeeda on the sidelines of the Nationals and stated that the sixth edition of the PKL might just be around the corner.
When quizzed about whether we will witness another Pro Kabaddi League or World Cup in 2018, he ruled out the possibility of the latter taking place anytime soon but was confident that we may get to witness Season 6 of the highly popular PKL soon.
He said, "This year, the main competition will obviously be the Asian Games. Holding a World Cup is difficult since all the countries will be concentrating on and preparing for Asiad."
"But there is a high chance we may get to see a Pro Kabaddi League before the Asian Games. The administration is yet to take a call on the matter but there is a good possibility," added Rao.
The Asian Games are scheduled to take place from August 18 to September 2 in Indonesia, with the Indian team set to start as the defending champions. With the previous Pro Kabaddi season lasting a total of three months, reports suggest that the new edition may start as early as March or April and that teams will be allowed to retain a certain number of players ahead of the auction.
The last season of the competition, as well as the Nationals, received an incredible response from audiences across India and with Season 6 on the horizon, fans can certainly look forward to some more high-quality action very soon.