Kabaddi is deeply ingrained in Indian culture, embodying values such as trust, honesty, and community collaboration.
The highly anticipated Yuva Kabaddi Series has returned with a bang this winter season.
This event has proven to be a pivotal opportunity for young and ambitious kabaddi players who aspire to join the national team. The tournament will feature top players from all over Maharashtra.
What is Yuva Kaabddi Series?
The Yuva Kabaddi Series has played an instrumental role in providing a platform for all aspiring kabaddi players to showcase their talents on the grand stage.
Yuva Kabaddi Series 2023 (Edition 4)
The Yuva Kabaddi Series 2023 commenced at Rajaram Bhiku Pathare Stadium in Kharadi, Pune on March 30.
Format & Purpose of Yuva Jabaddi Series:
The tournament features 16 teams from under-23 age groups, divided equally into two pools (A-B), competing in the fourth edition of the series.
The objective of this tournament is to provide young players with an opportunity to secure a place in national teams or the Pro Kabaddi League.
Schedule of Yuva Kabaddi Series 2023:
Pool A matches began on March 30, while Pool B games will take place from April 6, and all matches are being played in a single-round robin format.
The top four teams will move into the promotion zone while the bottom four will drop down to the relegation zone.
From there, the top two teams from the relegation zone will complete the playoff round consisting of ten teams and then play for the championship title on May 1st.
Organizers & Last Year Winners Of Yuva Kabaddi Series:
Elev8 India Sportz Pvt Ltd is organizing this league together with Krantijyot Mahila Pratishthan Pune.
In December 2022's third edition of the Yuva Kabaddi Series, Hampi Heroes won their second championship by defeating Palani Tuskers with a score of 39-34 in the final match.
Yuva Kabaddi Series 2023 Pools & Teams:
- Ahmednagar District Periyar Panthers
- Mumbai Upnagar Kabaddi Association Murthal Magnets
- Pune District Palani Tuskers
- Raigad District Maratha Marvels
- Kolhapur District Tadoba Tigers
- Palghar District Kaziranga Rhinos
- Sangli District Sindh Sonics
- Latur District Vijayanagara Veers
- Dhule District Chola Veerans
- Mumbai Shahar Kabaddi Association Maurya Mavericks
- Nanded District Chambal Challengers
- Nandurbar District Himalayan Tahrs
- Nashik District Dwarka Defenders
- Parbhani District Panchala Pride
- Ratnagiri District Aravalli Arrows
- Thane District Hampi Heroes
Yuva Kabaddi Competition Format:
Now, Let us discuss the format of this competition and how teams get the promotion to the next round. Moreover, the Relegation process will also be discussed.
During the pool round, the top four teams will enter the Promotion Zone while the bottom four teams will enter the Relegation Zone.
In the Promotion Zone, all teams will compete in playoffs to determine their positions and define their paths for advancement.
Meanwhile, in the Relegation Zone, only two of the top-performing teams will qualify as 9th and 10th-placed teams in the Playoffs round.
Yuva Kabaddi Series 2023 Points Table
Results of Yuva Kabaddi Series: Promotion
|1||Ahmednagar District Periyar Panthers||7||6||1||0||83||35||35|
|2||Kolhapur District Tadoba Tigers||7||5||2||0||8||28||28|
|3||Nanded District Chambal Challengers||7||4||2||1||51||27||27|
|4||Mumbai Shahar Kabaddi Association Maurya Mavericks||7||4||3||0||17||25||25|
|5||Thane District Hampi Heroes||7||3||4||0||-2||19||19|
|6||Mumbai Upnagar Kabaddi Association Murthal Magnets||7||3||4||0||-12||18||18|
|7||Pune District Palani Tuskers||7||2||4||1||-49||16||16|
|8||Nashik District Dwarka Defenders||7||0||7||0||-96||0||0|
Results of Yuva Kabaddi Series 2023: Relegation
|1||Raigad District Maratha Marvels||7||6||0||1||119||38||38|
|2||Palghar District Kazirangha Rhinos||7||6||0||1||92||37||37|
|3||Sangli District Sindhi Sonics||7||4||3||0||26||24||24|
|4||Nandurbhar District Himalaya Tahrs||7||4||3||0||14||23||23|
|5||Ratnagiri District Aravalli Arrows||7||4||3||0||1||23||23|
|6||Parbhani District Panchala Pride||7||2||5||0||-12||15||15|
|7||Dhule District Chola Veerans||7||1||6||0||-74||7||7|
|8||Latur District Vijayanagara Veers||7||0||7||0||-176||1||1|
Results of Yuva Kabaddi Series 2023: Pool A
|1||Ahmednagar District Periyar Panthers||7||6||0||1||131||39||39|
|2||Mumbai Upnagar Kabaddi Association Murthal Magnets||7||5||1||1||105||32||32|
|3||Pune District Palani Tuskers||7||4||2||1||40||26||26|
|4||Kolhapur District Tadoba Tigers||7||3||3||1||48||21||21|
|5||Raigad District Maratha Marvels||7||3||3||1||14||21||21|
|6||Palghar District Kaziranga Rhinos||7||3||4||0||59||20||20|
|7||Sangli District Sindh Sonics||7||1||5||1||-135||9||9|
|8||Latur District Vijayanagara Veers||7||0||7||0||-262||0||0|
Results of Yuva Kabaddi Series 2023: Pool B
|1||Nanded District Chambal Challengers||7||5||0||2||97||35||35|
|2||Thane District Hampi Heroes||7||5||1||1||76||32||32|
|3||Mumbai Shahar Kabaddi Association Maurya Mavericks||7||3||2||2||82||25||25|
|4||Nashik District Dwarka Defenders||7||3||3||1||27||22||22|
|5||Parbhani District Panchala Pride||7||4||3||0||13||22||22|
|6||Ratnagiri District Aravalli Arrows||7||3||4||0||-88||17||17|
|7||Nandurbar District Himalayan Tahrs||7||2||5||0||1||16||16|
|8||Dhule District Chola Veerans||7||0||7||0||-208||0||0|
Results Of Yuva Kabaddi Series 2023 Playoffs Day 1 (April 27, 2023)
Qualifier 1: Nanded defeated Thane by 39-36
Qualifier 2: Mumbai Shahar defeated Mumbai Upnagar by 33-31
Eliminator 1: Palghar defeated Pune 44-41 (in extra time)
Eliminator 2: Nashik defeated Raigad by 44-36
Playoffs fixtures of April 28, 2023
Qualifier 3: Ahmednagar vs Nanded - 10:00 AM
Qualifier 4: Kolhapiur vs Mumbai Shahar - 12:00 PM
Eliminator 3: Thane vs Palghar - 2:30 PM
Eliminator 4: Mumbai Upnagar vs Nashik - 4:30 PM
Note down time is according to Indian Standard Time.
That was all about the Yuva Kabaddi series 2023 whose playoffs started on 27th April 2023. The Final of this event will take place on May 1, 2023.