The season 5 of the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 is to begin on Friday in Hyderabad. This season is going to be a long time affair as it includes for new teams this time, the league will end in more than three months with 138 matches. Pro Kabaddi 2017 league has been a huge success in the first-four season and as per the data are given by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Pro Kabaddi 2017 league is the second most famous league to be watched on Television in India after the Indian Premier League. While Kabaddi as a sport has also beaten Football in terms of revenue generated in 2016. Kabaddi has generated Rs 122 crores as compared to Rs 109.5 crore by Football.
The Pro Kabaddi League did not have a single sponsor in its inaugural season in 2014 but the same sponsor of IPL is the title sponsor of the Indian pro Kabaddi League 2017.
Today, the first match of the league will be played between Telegu Titans and newly introduces Tamil Thalaivas. The four new teams which have been introduced this time are – UP Yoddhas, Haryana Steelers, Gujarat Fortunegiants and Tamil Thalaivas. Only three teams have mostly dominated the series in the previous four seasons, which are Jaipur Pink Panther, U-Mumba, and Tamil Thalaivas, apart from these teams no other team has been able to reach the final in any of the seasons. The first season was one by Jaipur Pink Panthers, second was won by U-Mumba and Tamil Thalaivas won the next two seasons by beating both the previous champions the final.