After almost three months of exhilarating Kabaddi action, we have finally reached the playoffs stage of the ongoing 2019 Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). The 12th leg of the tournament, held in Greater Noida, came to a conclusion on October 11. Dabang Delhi, who maintained their rampant form for a major part of the league stage, deservingly ended the points table at the top position. Starting from October 14, all the playoffs matches, i.e. the eliminators and semi-finals will be played at The Arena in Ahmedabad with the final to be played on October 19.
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⌛️: October 14, 7 PM
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Riding on Naveen Kumar’s successful raids and Ravinder Pahal’s impressive tackling, Dabang Delhi ended their league stage campaign at the top of the table. The Delhi-side won 15 matches out of their 22, losing only four with three tied-affairs. Bengal Warriors managed a top-two finish to gain direct entry into the semi-final. Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors will now be facing the winners of Eliminator 1 and 2 for their semi-final encounters scheduled for October 16.
Teams like UP Yoddha, U Mumba, Haryana Steelers, and Bengaluru Bulls occupy the next four positions respectively at the points table and will now be facing each other at the Eliminators. UP Yoddha won 13 and lost 7 to end up in the third position while U Mumba won 12 and lost 8. In spite of winning an extra game than U Mumba, Haryana Steelers occupy a position below the Mumbai-based side because of lesser point accumulation. While reigning champions Bengaluru Bulls keep their campaign and title defence alive by grabbing the final spot in the table.