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Pro Kabaddi 5 hikes prize money by Rs 20 mn

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MUMBAI: The stakes for Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5 got even higher, with announcement of a consolidated sum of Rs 80 mn as the coveted prize money for the season, which commences on 28 July, 2017, in Hyderabad. This marks a significant and unprecedented increment from Rs 20 mn, which was the prize money scheme for Season 4 of the league in 2016.

The first match will see Telugu Titans take-on new team, Tamil Thalaivas on 28th in Hyderabad. Fans can catch the tournament live on Star Sports network and Hotstar.

Twelve teams will clash in 138 exhilarating matches to win the desirable title, set at Rs 30 mn. The runners-up will be awarded Rs 18 mn, while the team that finishes in the third place will win Rs 12 mn. 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 1.5 mn.

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

Looking forward to a thrilling Season 5, VIVO Pro Kabaddi league 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.”

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