Indian Kabaddi League : The History
The Indian Kabaddi League is a multi-franchise professional Kabaddi tournament based in India, played by twelve teams representing different regions of India. The first edition of the league took place in 2014 with 8 teams. It has led to the rise of kabaddi game and fantasy kabaddi also.
Indian Kabaddi season 8 was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is scheduled to commence on 22 December 2021. Despite fewer well-known kabaddi players, it has developed into a big commercial success and has attracted a wide variety of rural and metropolitan viewers over the years. Maninder Singh, Anup Kumar, Rohit Kumar, and Deepak Hooda are some of the household names nowadays.
As the start of the new season approaches nearer, let’s take a look at the league’s history, the teams, winners and much more. So, start your “KABADDI KABADDI” chant and cheer for your favorite kabaddi team.
Indian Kabaddi League Format
Each team plays with each other twice in a round-robin format in the group stage. After the group stage, the top six teams in the points table qualify for play-offs. The format for play-offs is slightly different from the direct knockout format.
Indian League Kabaddi 2021 Schedule
The Indian Kabaddi League 2021 will start on 22nd of December, and the first part is scheduled to end on 20th of January. The games have a start time of 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM IST.
The Kabaddi 2021 auction for the upcoming season was conducted on August 29-31 in Mumbai. Time table of the season’s second half of the tournament is expected by mid-January.
|1||Bengaluru vs. Mumbai||Wednesday, December 22, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|2||Telugu vs. Tamil||Wednesday, December 22, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|3||Bengal vs. U.P.||Wednesday, December 22, 2021||9:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|4||Gujarat vs. Jaipur||Thursday, December 23, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|5||Delhi vs. Pune||Thursday, December 23, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|6||Haryana vs. Patna||Thursday, December 23, 2021||9:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|7||Mumbai vs. Delhi||Friday, December 24, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|8||Tamil vs. Bengaluru||Friday, December 24, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|9||Bengal vs. Gujarat||Friday, December 24, 2021||9:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|10||Patna vs. U.P.||Saturday, December 25, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|11||Pune vs. Telugu||Saturday, December 25, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|12||Jaipur vs. Haryana||Saturday, December 25, 2021||9:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|13||Gujarat vs. Delhi||Sunday, December 26, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|14||Bengaluru vs. Bengal||Sunday, December 26, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|15||Tamil vs. Mumbai||Monday, December 27, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|16||U.P. vs. Jaipur||Monday, December 27, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|17||Pune vs. Patna||Tuesday, December 28, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|18||Telugu vs. Haryana||Tuesday, December 28, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|19||Delhi vs. Bengal||Wednesday, December 29, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|20||U.P. vs. Gujarat||Wednesday, December 29, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|21||Jaipur vs. Mumbai||Thursday, December 30, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|22||Haryana vs. Bengaluru||Thursday, December 30, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|23||Tamil vs. Pune||Friday, December 31, 2021||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|24||Patna vs. Bengal||Friday, December 31, 2021||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|25||Mumbai vs. U.P.||Saturday, January 01, 2022||17:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|26||Bengaluru vs. Telugu||Saturday, January 01, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|27||Delhi vs. Tamil||Saturday, January 01, 2022||9:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|28||Gujarat vs. Haryana||Sunday, January 02, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|29||Pune vs. Bengaluru||Sunday, January 02, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|30||Bengal vs. Jaipur||Monday, January 03, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|31||Telugu vs. Patna||Monday, January 03, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|32||Haryana vs. Mumbai||Tuesday, January 04, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|33||U.P. vs. Tamil||Tuesday, January 04, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|34||Pune vs. Gujarat||Wednesday, January 05, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|35||Delhi vs. Telugu||Wednesday, January 05, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|36||Patna vs. Tamil||Thursday, January 06, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|37||Bengaluru vs. Jaipur||Thursday, January 06, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|38||Bengal vs. Haryana||Friday, January 07, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|39||Jaipur vs. Pune||Friday, January 07, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|40||U.P. vs. Delhi||Saturday, January 08, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|41||Mumbai vs. Telugu||Saturday, January 08, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|42||Gujarat vs. Patna||Saturday, January 08, 2022||9:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|43||Pune vs. Bengal||Sunday, January 09, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|44||Bengaluru vs. U.P||Sunday, January 09, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|45||Tamil vs. Haryana||Monday, January 10, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|46||Jaipur vs. Delh||Monday, January 10, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|47||Patna vs. Mumbai||Tuesday, January 11, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|48||Telugu vs. Gujarat||Tuesday, January 11, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|49||Haryana vs. U.P.||Wednesday, January 12, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|50||Delhi vs. Bengaluru||Wednesday, January 12, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|51||Bengal vs. Tamil||Thursday, January 13, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|52||Mumbai vs. Pune||Thursday, January 13, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|53||Jaipur vs. Patna||Friday, January 14, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|54||Gujarat vs. Bengaluru||Friday, January 14, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|55||Haryana vs. Delhi||Saturday, January 15, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|56||U.P. vs. Telugu||Saturday, January 15, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|57||Mumbai vs. Bengal||Saturday, January 15, 2022||9:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|58||Tamil vs. Jaipur||Sunday, January 16, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|59||Patna vs. Bengaluru||Sunday, January 16, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|60||Pune vs. U.P.||Monday, January 17, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|61||Telugu vs. Bengal||Monday, January 17, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|62||Delhi vs. Patna||Tuesday, January 18, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|63||Gujarat vs. Mumbai||Tuesday, January 18, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|64||Haryana vs. Pune||Wednesday, January 19, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|65||Jaipur vs. Telugu||Wednesday, January 19, 2022||8:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|66||Tamil vs. Gujarat||Thursday, January 20, 2022||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
How to Play Indian Fantasy Kabaddi League on Howzat
Select a virtual team of real players by picking players from the two teams that are going to play the kabaddi match and compete with other participants. Your team scores points based on your players’ kabaddi skills and performance in the match.
Here are the steps on how to play Indian Kabaddi online on Howzat:
Know more in detail about How To Play Fantasy Kabaddi.
Indian Kabaddi League Points System
Getting the hang of the kabaddi skills and scoring system is crucial, and it helps you select the right players in your team. Once you understand the scoring system, half the battle is won!
If you are a beginner, you should check out the fantasy kabaddi rules and the Howzat fantasy scoring system. With practice, you can easily become a highly skilled player.
Indian Kabaddi League Winning Tips
Millions of users play on the Howzat Indian Fantasy Kabaddi app. The Indian Kabaddi League requires a good knowledge of players and analytical skills to win.
Read more such fantasy kabaddi tips on how to create your fantasy teams and maximize your chances of winning on the Indian kabaddi fantasy app
Indian Kabaddi League Past Winners
Over the past 7 seasons, multiple teams have got their hands on the prestigious Indian Kabaddi League trophy. Patna is the most successful side, winning the trophy 3 times while Jaipur, Mumba, Bengaluru and Bengal have been one-time winners.
Past Indian Kabaddi League Winners List
- Season 7 (2019)
- Season 6 (2018)
- Season 5 (2017)
- Season 4 (2016)
- Season 3 (2016)
- Season 2 (2015)
- Season 1 (2014)
Teams Participating in the India Kabaddi League 2021
There are a total of 12 kabaddi teams, representing different cities or regions of India, that compete against each other in the tournament. The teams are owned by popular Bollywood celebrities, sportspersons, industrialists and other big names of the business world.
FAQs: India Kabaddi League
The India Kabaddi League 2021 will start on 22nd of December, and the first phase is scheduled to end on 20th of January 2022.
The India Kabaddi League was postponed last year because of Covid-19, keeping in view the safety of all personnel involved.
You can watch the live telecast of all the India Kabaddi League 2021 matches on Star Sports channels on TV and on Hotstar App on your laptop/mobile phones.
There are 7 players in a kabaddi team. 3 to 5 players are named as substitutes. You can select from 3 categories of players - raiders, all-rounders and defenders - as follows:
You can have any number of combinations from the table above, within the minimum and maximum criteria. The total number of players must be 7 and credits used should be 100 or less.
India does not have a national game. Hockey, kabaddi and cricket are sometimes given the title of the national sport of India.