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The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is a new professional kabaddi league in India, based on the format of the Indian Premier League. Pro Kabaddi was formed by an eight-city league played in a ‘caravan format,’ travelling together to all eight venues to play 56 league matches, two semi-finals, one 3rd and 4th position match and a grand finale, making a total of 60 matches which were aired on Star Sports. The first edition of the tournament started on July 26, 2014 with eight franchises (Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi, Jaipur Pink Pathers, Patna Panthers, Puneri Paltan, Telugu Titans and U Mumba) under the supervision of Mashal Sports Managing Director Charu Sharma. Jaipur Pink Panthers, owned by actor Abhishek Bachchan won the finals against U Mumba at the NSCI Indoor Stadium, Mumbai on August 31, 2014.