Kabaddi franchise who won PKL till season 8
Pro Kabaddi League (also known as VIVO Pro Kabaddi League for sponsorship reasons) or abbreviated as PKL is a men’s professional Kabaddi League of India. It was launched in the year 2014. This League is broadcast by Star Sports. However, season 8 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the season was scheduled to commence on 22 December 2021.
Now, Let’s see how many teams are there in PKL every year, tournament format, champion team of every season and the most successful team of all over the tournament.
The tournament format is double round-robin League & playoffs.
- the Year 2014– this was the first season of this League. The duration of this season was from 26 July 2014 to 31 August 2014. Total 8 teams participated in this season. 56 games were to be played in 1 round and 4 playoffs stages making a total of 60 games. The champion of this season was team Jaipur Pink panthers.
- the Year 2015– this was the second season of this League. The duration of this season was from 18 July 2015 to 23 August 2015. Total 8 teams participated in this season. 6 matches were played between all teams. The winner of this season was U Mumba.
- the Year 2016– this was the 3 season of PKL. This season had started on 30 January 2016 and ended on 5 March 2016. Total 8 teams participated in this season among which 60 matches were played. The winner of this season was Patna Pirates.
- the Year 2016– this was the 4 season of this wonderful League that ran from 25 June to 31 July 2016. Total 8 teams participated in this season among which 60 total matches were played. The champion team was Patna pirates.
- the Year 2017– this was the 5 season of PKL which ran from 28 July 2017 to 28 October 2017. From this, a total of 12 teams participated after the addition of 4 new teams that were UP Yoddha, Tamil Thalaivas, Haryana Steelers, Gujarat Fortune giants so matches played among these teams also increased and that were 138. The winner of this team is Patna Pirates.
- the Year 2018– this was the 6 season of PKL which began on 7 October 2018 &concluded on 5 January 2019. Total 12 teams participated in this season & the matches played among these are 138. The champions of this season are Bengaluru Bulls.
- the Year 2019– this was the 7 season of PKL which began on 20 July 2019 & concluded on 19 October 2019. A total of 12 teams participated & a total of 137 matches were played. The champion team was Bengal Warriors & Runner-up was Dabang Delhi.
- the Year 2021-2022- this was the 8 seasons of this League which started on 22 December 2021and ended on 25 February 2022. A total of 12 teams participated and 137 matches were played between these teams. The champion team was Dabang Delhi.
From this conclusion, the most successful team is team Patna which won 3 times.