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Teams Gear up for Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi

Teams Gear up for Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi
November 18
09:54 2015

Star Sports Pro Kabaddi is set to redefine the competition in the sport as the eight franchises announced their squads and players for the upcoming Season 3. One of the most followed sports league in the country, Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, will make its much awaited comeback in January 2016.

The league, which gives the sport of Kabaddi a distinctive contemporary Indian identity; is promoted by Mashal Sports and Star India with the backing of the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India and International Kabaddi Federation, will feature a total of 138 players across 8 teams. The teams, which now boast of fresher, fitter and balanced squads, will enhance the quality of action and competition in season 3.

Even as the eight PKL teams enter the last leg of squad finalization, a total of 20 Kabaddi players have already changed teams from Season 2. Last year’s Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, Manjit Chhillar leads the pack with a move to Puneri Paltan from Bengaluru Bulls. Along with him, Ajay Thakur, Rakesh Kumar, Deepak Hudda, Jasmer Singh, Surjeet Narwal, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Wassim Sajjad, Rajaguru Subramanain have been some of the biggest player movements this season.

At the same time, the teams have also retained some of the star players like Anup Kumar, Kashiling Adake, Ravinder Pahal, Rahul Chaudhari, Sukesh Hegde, Jan Kun Lee, Sandeep Narwal, Tae Deok Eom ensuring strong squads across the eight teams.

The international draft for the third season of Pro Kabaddi League, too has received a strong response from participating franchises, with 24 international players being signed up from 12 countries. The 8-city Kabaddi league will now see new heroes and partnerships emerge as a result of these movements, kick starting the excitement for the upcoming season.

Charu Sharma, Director, Mashal Sports said, “It is extremely gratifying to see that the primary objective of putting the game and its warriors on a proud, visible pedestal has been so quickly achieved. The surprise revelation has been the enthusiasm and deep involvement of all 8 team owners. They have been busy these past few months, rebuilding their teams by luring established stars into their squads. More remarkable is their effort to scour the country for new, young talent. Without question, the new team mantra is to seek greater squad balance between raiders and defenders, even as star all-rounders retain their premium. Season 3 is all set for the closest set of contests yet!”

Star Sports Pro Kabaddi is the only domestic Indian sports league to witness a strong rise in viewership as compared to its inaugural season. The rise in viewership in the second season validates the viewers’ progression from initial curiosity of Season 1 to a deeper level of affinity and engagement with the aspirational avatar of Indian sport of Kabaddi.

With new squads, Season 3 would be all the more bigger and better promising electrifying and action-packed games.

Star Sports Pro Kabbadi League, Season – 3, Squad Overview

Bengal Warriors
1. Nilesh Shinde
2. Nitin Madane
3. Jang Kun Lee
4. Mahesh Goud
5. Mahendra Ganesh Rajput
6. Bajirao Hodage
7. Kedar Lal
8. Deepak Dhull
9. Dinesh Kumar
10. Chaminda Ruwan Samarakoon Mudiyanselage
11. Deepak Kumar
12. Vijin Thangadurai
13. Vineet Sharma
14. Shyam Kumar Sah
15. Narendar Kumar
16. Umesh Mhatre
17. Krushna Madane
18. Girish Maruti Ernak
19. Nitin More
20. Shrikant Jadhav

Bengaluru Bulls
1. Vinoth Kumar
2. Vaibhav Kale
3. Ashish Kumar
4. Deepak Kumar Dahiya
5. I Ketut Ariana
6. Sinotharan Kanesharajah
7. Michal Spiczko
8. Parmod Narwal
9. Preetam Chhillar
10. Satish Kumar
11. Deepak Kumar
12. Ramavath Pandu
13. Shrikant Tewthia
14. Vijender Singh
15. Surjeet Narwal
16. Shashank Wankhede
17. Amit Om Prakash Rathi

Dabang Delhi
1. Kashiling Adake
2. G S Manikandan
3. Amit Singh Chillar
4. Rakesh Singh Kumar
5. Ravinder Pahal
6. Rohit Kumar Choudary
7. Selvamani K
8. Anil Shriram Nimbolkar
9. Mukesh Jaglan
10. Sandeep Dhull
11. Rajaguru Subramnian
12. Wazir Singh
13. Gnanasekaran M.
14. Kuldeep Singh
15. Parveen Malik
16. Pravin Newale
17. Rajesh M.

Jaipur Pink Panthers
1. Raju Lal Choudhary
2. Gangadhari Mallesh
3. Samarjeet Singh
4. Navneet Gautam
5. Jasvir Singh
6. Rajesh Narwal
7. Ran Singh
8. Rohit Rana
9. Sonu Narwal
10. Kuldeep Singh
11. C. Arun
12. Rohit Kumar Prajapat
13. Hwangi Ahn
14. Mohammad Maghsoudlou
15. Satish Kumar
16. Jagdeesha K.K
17. Anil Kashinath Patil

Patna Pirates
1. Sandeep Narwal
2. Ravi Dalal
3. Gurvinder Singh
4. D. Suresh Kumar
5. Abhinandan Kumar
6. Deepak Narwal
7. Amit Hooda
8. Sunil
9. Tae Deok Eom
10. Vijay Malik
11. Vinod Kumar
12. Sandeep
13. Manish
14. Sunil Jaipal
15. Gurvinder Singh
16. Ram Kumar Sah
17. Rajesh Mondal
18. Bhavesh Kumar

Puneri Paltan
1. Sachin V
2. Manoj Dhull
3. Surendra Singh
4. Ravi Kumar
5. Tushar Patil
6. Sanjay kumar
7. Ravi V
8. David Mosambayi
9. Yogesh Hooda
10. Simon Kibura
11. Waleed Al Hasani
12. Ravinder Kumar
13. Nilesh Salunke
14. Ramkumar Selvam
15. Somvir Shekhar
16. Sachin Shingade
17. Sachin Khambe
18. Prashant Chavan
19. Manjeet Chhillar
20. Ajay Thakur
21. Deepak Hooda
22. Jasmer Singh Gulia
23. Sandeep Malik

Telugu Titans
1. D. Gopu
2. T Prasad
3. Rohit Baliyan
4. Isac Antony
5. Ravit Kumar
6. Prashant Kumar Rai
7. Rahul Chaudhari
8. Sukesh Hegde
9. Meraj Sheykh
10. Santosh B.S
11. Rahul Kumar
12. Dilber Singh
13. Dharmaraj Cheralathan
14. Manoj Kumar
15. Vikas Kale
16. Kalimuthu Balamahendran

U Mumba
1. Anup Kumar (C)
2. Surender Nada
3. Mohit Chhillar
4. Pradeep Kumar
5. Jeeva Kumar (VC)
6. Shabeer Bappu
7. Vishal Mane
8. Rishank Devadiga
9. Fazel Atrachali (Iran)
10. Anoop E.V
11. Bhupender Singh
12. Jawahar Vivek
13. Jeeva Gopal
14. Vinoth Paulyas
15. Pawan Kumar
16. K. Prapanjan
17. Masayuki Shimokawa (Japan)
18. Suresu Kumar
19. Rakesh Kumar

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