After over twenty days of high-octane Kabaddi action across six cities, spanning the length and breadth of the country, the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League is now ready to take over the Pink City. All set to host the Kabaddi spectacle, Jaipur and its home team Jaipur Pink Panthers are set to recreate the sporting experience that has taken the country by storm across the various cities of the league till date.
Starting Wednesday, 20th August 2014, the historical Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium will play host to India's second most watched sport, which will be spectacularly produced by Star Sports to take the viewers closer to the action. The league is simulcast on Star Sports 2 and Star Gold starting at 7.45 pm every day.
Tickets can be purchased from Jaipur Jaika, Nirman Nagar and Satyug Gold and Nagar Nigam apart from the Box office at Sawai ManSingh Stadium. The Jaipur leg will see seven matches in total being played from 20th August to 23rd August.
20.08.14 - 8:00 pm IST Jaipur Pink Panthers VS Bengaluru Bulls
21.08.14 - 8:00 pm IST Bengal Warriors VS Patna Pirates
21.08.14 - 9:10 pm IST Jaipur Pink Panthers VS U Mumba
22.08.14 - 8:00 pm IST Telugu Titans VS Bengal Warriors
22.08.14 - 9:10 pm IST Jaipur Pink Panthers VS Dabang Delhi
23.08.14 - 8:00 pm IST Patna Pirates VS Telugu Titans
23.08.14 - 9:10 pm IST Jaipur Pink Panthers VS Puneri Paltan
After a cautious start to the tournament, the home team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers, a fan favorite in the league will look at continuing their strong climb to the top of the table, with six wins and a single loss post the caravan's journey half-way point in Pune.
Commenting on an emerging league table topper, team owner and mentor Abhishek Bachchan commented "We as the Pink Panthers have one goal in my mind, to be the best that we can be at the inaugural edition of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. Our team has had some strong victories in the league till date and shall continue to build on our winning momentum."
The Panthers, are currently second on the league table and have to their advantage, strong defenders in Rohit Rana, who is amongst the top three with 21 defender points, and Prashant Chavan, who sits secure as the number ten defender with 17 defender points.
Coming into the Jaipur Leg, Anup Kumar (U-Mumba) & Rahul Chaudhari (Telugu Titans) are the top raiders of the league, both having crossed a century of raid points. Surendra Nada (U-Mumba) and Jasmer Singh (Dabang Delhi) will be the defenders to look out for with 29 points and 27 points respectively.
The Jaipur leg of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi promises even more excitement, as teams start to battle it out for spots in the play-offs and finals scheduled in Mumbai on the 29th and 31st of this month respectively. Current standings at the end of the Pune leg, we have the U-Mumba team which, with two losses seem to have cemented their space at the top of the table. U-Mumba is, followed closely by the Jaipur Pink Panthers, which with only a single loss in their seven games, have a strong chance of displacing Team Mumbai.
Mr. Abhishek Bachchan is expected to bring bollywood extravaganza to the city along with him to support the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Excited about the league's arrival to the pink city, Mr. Charu Sharma, Managing Director, Mashal Sports mentions "We strongly believe that the Pink City will play the perfect host as we move towards the concluding stages of the league. The historical setting provides the perfect backdrop as we continue to experience the overwhelming journey of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi."