Pro Kabaddi League hikes prize money for Season 5

Season 5 has brought in more competitiveness along with 4 new teams this season but that's not all as VIVO Pro Kabbadi League has raised the bars by increasing the prize money for the winners.
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Reported by: PTI New Delhi 15 Jul 2017, 03:32 PM IST

The Pro Kabaddi tournament has more than doubled its consolidated prize money to Rs eight crore for season 5, which commences on July 28 in Hyderabad. This marks a significant increment from Rs two crore, which was the prize money for Season 4 of the league. Twelve teams will clash in 138 matches to win the desirable title, set at Rs three crore.

The runners-up will be awarded Rs 1.8 crore, while the team that finishes third will win Rs 1.2 crore. The Most Valuable Player prize, previously awarded to Kabaddi stars like Anup Kumar and Manjeet Chillar, is also receiving a substantial boost this season, with the awardee set to win Rs 15 lakh.

Looking forward to a thrilling Season 5, Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi said, "Even before the commencement of its fifth season, VIVO Pro Kabaddi has already traversed significant landmarks."

The first match of Pro Kabaddi Season 5 will see Telugu Titans take on the new team, Tamil Thalaivas, on July 28 in Hyderabad.

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