Depressed over India loosing Champions Trophy to Pakistan? Here is the news to cheer — the fifth edition of the Pro-Kabaddi League is all set to begin from July 28.
This time, Kabaddi is going to be more gripping than before with more number of teams taking part - and cricket legend Sachin entering the fray with his team Tamil Thalaivas.
Kabaddi extravaganza will be there for 13 weeks featuring 130 matches in 11 different states. This time, Pro-Kabaddi League will be the biggest tournament of its kind in the country.
The new teams are —
In addition to the current teams -
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Little master Sachin Tendulkar forayed into the Pro-Kabaddi with his new team partnering with Telugu entrepreneur Nimmagadda Prasad.
After owning teams in football and badminton premier leagues, Sachin has set his eyes on Kabaddi league which has good number of viewers across the country.
Ahead of the season, Sachin made some shrewd buys during the auction bagging veteran raider Ajay Thakur, who had earlier led Bengaluru Bulls and Puneri Paltan. Sachin named his Tamil Nadu team Tamil Thaliavas.