Pro Kabaddi League To Begin From Tomorrow

Hyderabad: The seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi League will begin from tomorrow. Telugu Titans and U Mumba will clash in the opening game at the Gachibowli Stadium.

Defending champions Bengaluru Bulls will also be in action on Saturday when they take on three-time champions Patna Pirates.

The organisers unveiled the trophy on Friday in the presence of all 12 captains.

U Mumba captain Fazel Atrachali said he was banking on youngsters in the side for a good show.
“We fought hard last season and we will continue to do the same this year as well. Having Sidharth last season was a big plus for us, but this season also we have youngsters with us who have shown the same dedication and promise as Sidharth. Sidharth and I know each other well and we do have a plan to tackle him which you will see in the game tomorrow,” he said.

Rohit Kumar, who is captaining Bengaluru Bulls said all the teams are “extremely competitive”.

“But I believe Gujarat Fortunegiants and Tamil Thalaivas are our strongest competitors this season. This year, we aim to win maximum of the matches and even if we lose, I will hope to lose with the minimum difference.

“The 45-day long camp has made us train and practice extremely hard and with that intensity we will prepare for the match against Patna Pirates tomorrow and give our 100% and try to win the first match of the season,” he said.

Star Sports will broadcast all the matches.