The schedule for the inaugural edition of Ultimate Kho Kho was released on Tuesday. Mumbai Khiladis will be up against Gujarat Giants in the opening match on August 14. Chennai Quick Guns will take on Telugu Yoddhas in the next game on the same day.
𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐊 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐑𝐒 🗓️
Ye khel hai taiyaar, khiladi hain taiyaar, matches ki list bhi hai taiyaar 🤩
— Ultimate Kho Kho (@ultimatekhokho) August 2, 2022
The first season of Ultimate Kho Kho League will feature six teams – Mumbai Khiladis, Chennai Quickguns, Telugu Yoddhas, Gujarat Giants, Odisha Juggernauts and Rajasthan Warriors – fighting it out at the Badminton Hall at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune
The players draft for the league took place on July 15, where 143 players were picked by six franchises.
In the draft, the players were divided into four categories — Category A, Category B, Category C & Category D. All teams were allowed to pick up a maximum of four players each from Category A & B and a maximum of 12 players from Category C.
Category D consisted of players who would either leave their teams or join them midway through the season.
All the teams will play twice against each other during the 30-match league stage, with top four teams advancing into the playoffs.