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Vivo Pro Kabaddi ups prize money to Rs 8 crore

MUMBAI: Vivo Pro Kabaddi has announcement a consolidated sum of Rs 80 million as the coveted prize money for the fifth season. This marks a significant increment from Rs 20 milion, which was the prize money scheme for season four of the league in 2016.

Kicking off on 28 July, 12 teams will clash in 138 matches to win the title, set at Rs 3 crore. The runners-up will be awarded Rs 1.8 crore while the team that finishes in the third place will win Rs 1.2 crore.

The most valuable player, previously awarded to Kabaddi stars like Anup Kumar and Manjeet Chillar, will get Rs 15 lakh.

VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5 Prize Money
Team Awards
 Amount (INR Lakh)
Winner
300
Runners Up
180
Third Place
120
Fourth Place
80
Fifth Place
35
Sixth Place
35
Individual Awards
 Amount (INR Lakh)
MVP
15
Best Raider
10
Best Defender
10
Best Young Player
8
Best Referee Female
3.5
Best Referee Male
3.5
Total
800

Vivo Pro Kabaddi commissioner Anupam Goswami said, “Even before the commencement of its fifth season, Vivo Pro Kabaddi has already traversed significant landmarks, beginning with a ground-breaking sponsorship deal, to record bids at the player auction, and now, a remarkable elevation of the consolidated prize money. The winning sum to be awarded to season 5 champions is at par with renowned leagues, making the PKL trophy a highly coveted one. The ground is now set for a fierce and dynamic 13-weeks of high-octane Kabaddi action.”

The first match of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5 will see Telugu Titans take on new team Tamil Thalaivas on 28 July, in Hyderabad. Fans can catch the tournament live on Star Sports network and Hotstar.