Thrilling Pro Kabaddi League 2015 action is ready to watch live online Tuesday, as the second-place Telugu Titans face Dabang Delhi, who sit in sixth place, struggling to rise up the points table into one of the top four spots, which qualify for the playoffs in a tournament structure based closely on the format pioneered by the Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament.
Led by Captain Ravinder Pahal, Dabang Delhi sit on 23 points after 11 matches played on the 14-game PKL 2015 schedule, three points behind the fourth-place Jaipur Pink Panthers, who have a game in hand — making Tuesday’s match a must-win for Delhi.
But they also have the advantage of playing in front of their home crowd, as the “caravan style” league is currently winding uo its stop in Delhi, which began on August 8. Tuesday is the final day of the Delhi stop, with the league moving the action to Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru before finishing the round-robin stage of the season in Pune at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
To find out how to watch the Telugu Titans vs. Dabang Delhi Pro Kabbai League Match 42 live online, see the streaming links in the final paragraph of this article. The match begins at 9 p.m. Indian Standard Time on Tuesday, August 11, at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi — 11:30 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 8:30 a.m. Pacific.
For those unfamiliar with the sport of Kabaddi, the game is basically a form of tag — but one in which tackling opposing players is a crucial part of the game. As is chanting the name of the sport over and over again.
“The core idea of the game is to score points by raiding into the opponent’s court and touching as many defense players as possible without getting caught; in a single breath,” explains the Pro Kabaddi League, on its online site.
“One player, chanting Kabaddi!! Kabaddi!! Kabaddi!! Charges into the opponent court and tries to touch the opponent closest to him, while the seven opponents maneuver to catch the attacker.”
The attacking player is known as a “raider,” while the other players are, naturally enough, defenders.
The Pro Kabaddi League is now in its second season after a resounding inaugural tournament last year when the league’s 60 matches, including playoffs, pulled in a total of 435 million viewers, making the PKL India’s second-most watched sporting event, behind the IPL which pulled in 552 million.
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