The Gujarat Fortunegiants had a great leap in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2017 standings after they defeated the Jaipur Pink Panthers by 27-20 on August 13 at the Arena in Ahmedabad. After total 4 victories, the Fortunegiants have become the table toppers with 23 points in their account. on the other hand, the second game between the UP Yoddhas and Patna Pirates was ended in a tie. On India’s 71st independence day, Bengal lost to Bulls but that will not affect them too much as it is the early stages of a really long tournament

After these games, let’s have look at the Points Table:

ZONE A

SL NO Teams Match Played Won Lost Draw Score Difference Points
1 Gujarat Fortunegiants 7 5 1 1 26 28
2 Puneri Paltan 4 3 1 0 32 16
3  U Mumba 4 2 2 0 -15 10
4 Haryana Steelers 3 1 1 1 11 9
5 Dabang Delhi K.C. 5 1 4 0 -25 8
6 Jaipur Pink Panthers 3 1 2 0 -9 7

 

Zone B

SL NO Teams Match Played Won Lost Draw Score Difference Points
1 Bengaluru Bulls 8 3 4 1 -10 21
2 Patna Pirates 4 3 0 1 27 18
3 U.P. Yoddha 5 3 1 1 5 18
4 Telugu Titans 8 1 6 1 -44 12
5 Bengal Warriors 4 2 2 0 3 11
6 Tamil Thalaivas 3 1 2 0 -1 7

 

The fifth edition of the PKL kick started on July 28 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. Ahead of the games of day 1, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar sang the National Anthem at the opening ceremony while several renowned celebrities like Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Ace shuttler PV Sindhu, Telugu film stars Allu Arjun, Rana Daggubati, Chiranjeevi were also present at the event.

Zone A consists of Dabang Delhi, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Puneri Paltan, U Mumba, Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Fortunegiants while Zone B will have Telugu Titans, Bengaluru Bulls, Patna Pirates, Bengal Warriors, UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas.

This edition will have a larger prize money of Rs 8 crore ($1,244,800) – a significant and unprecedented jump of Rs 6 crore – with the title winners taking home Rs 3 crore ($466,800).

The runners-up will be awarded Rs 1.8 crore ($280,080), while the team that finishes in the third place will win Rs 1.2 crore ($186,720).

The Most Valuable Player prize is also receiving a boost this season, with the awardee set to win Rs 15 lakh ($23,340).

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