Indo-International Premier Kabaddi League (IIPKL) reaches Mysuru after a successful leg in Pune with the first game set to be played tomorrow (May 24).
The league, which kicked off in Pune on May 13, has witnessed many power-packed and nail-biting matches and from May 24 to 29 action shifted to Mysuru at Chamundi Vihar Stadium.
With the semi-final spots up for grabs, the Mysuru leg will be the last chance for the teams lagging behind in the race. The Chamundi Vihar Stadium in city will play host to 17 matches of the league. The final leg will then take place in Bengaluru with the playoffs and the final, scheduled at Sri Kanteerava Stadium.
The matches which are being contested in two zones, Zone-A and Zone-B, has seen Pune emerge as the clear leaders in Zone-A. The other teams in the group have had a mixed set of results as Pondicherry Predators and Bangalore Rhinos both sit on two wins each and Haryana have just one win in their kitty.
Delhi on the other hand, has led Zone-B with four wins and one draw, garnering nine points from their five matches. Chennai Challengers stand in second position in their zone.
The only team from Karnataka, Bangalore Rhinos will be looking to make amends for the matches they lost in Pune and gain momentum with the local crowd backing the team.
Commenting before the start of the Mysuru leg, Bangalore Rhinos Captain, Vipin Malik said, “All our matches have been really close and even if we have lost in three matches we haven’t lost them by exponential score lines. We have had some teething issues but we are for sure sorting them out. We want to make sure that we start the Mysuru leg on a positive note as we play Haryana Heros in our first match. Having beaten them already we have a strong belief that we can repeat the same result here as well. Once we catch momentum we are pretty sure we can make it to the semi-finals.”
The first day of the leg will see three matches being played. Zone-A toppers Pune Pride will be up against the Pondicherry Predators; in another Zone-A encounter, Bangalore will face Haryana and in the last match of the day in Zone-B, Diler Delhi will look to continue their successful run as they face Telugu Bulls.
DSport, the official broadcasters of the league, will broadcast all the games Live from 8 pm onwards. The games can also be witnessed live on MTV and MTV HD+, DD SPORTS, Polimer Music, DD SPORTS, DD Chandana and Kerala Vision television channels.
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter of the Chamundi Vihar Indoor Stadium, Mysuru or they can also be purchased online at the BookMyShow app.