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Telugu Titans face U Mumba in PKL 7 opener

Sports Lounge Staff



PKL 7 begins on July 20.

New Delhi: The Pro Kabaddi season seven kicks off on July 20, with Telugu Titans playing U Mumba in the opening match in Hyderabad.

Defending champion Bengaluru Bulls will play three-time champion Patna Pirates in the second game of the opening day.

Telugu Titans returns to Hyderabad, Bengaluru Bulls returns to Bengaluru, and Jaipur Pink Panthers to Jaipur for the upcoming season.

All teams will play four matches in their respective home legs — on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They will get four days of rest before and after every home game.

Each team takes on every other team twice in the group stage, and the top six teams at the end of the phase will qualify for the playoffs.

The city-wise schedule is as follows:

* Hyderabad (July 20 to July 26)

* Mumbai (July 27 to August 2

* Patna (August 3 to August 9)

* Ahmedabad (August 10 to August 16)

* Chennai (August 17 to August 23)

* Delhi (August 24 to August 30)

* Bengaluru (August 31 to September 6)

* Kolkata (September 7 to September 13)

* Pune (September 14 to September 20)

* Jaipur (September 21 to September 27)

* Panchkula (September 28 to October 4)

* Greater Noida (October 5 to October 11)