Pro Kabaddi League 2016: Patna Pirates all set to defend title with inclusion of Services duo Surjeet Singh and Anil Kumar
Defending champions Patna Pirates make two additions from the Services draft.
Mashal Sports and the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) hosted the Indian Defence Services players’ allocation and selection process for Season 4 of the Pro Kabaddi League. The league, in its fourth season, organized the Services Players’ draft process, in alignment with the Services Sports Controlled Board (SSCB) and the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI), which received a strong positive response from participating franchises.
The allocation of players was executed by an Open Draw Process whereby a designated representative from each of the eight teams participated in the draw of lots. A total of 15 players were picked across these eight teams from a pool of 24 players.
A total of 2 players from Services has been added to the rosters of team Patna Pirates. They will be seen in action during the fourth season of the PKL which begins at Pune on June 25.
Keeping view of the performances in the past season the services players Surjeet Singh and Anil Kumar will definitely add to the formidable new and young squad of Patna Pirates. The Franchise is upbeat with their inclusion in the squad as these players were a major boost to their teams in Season 3 with their numerous successful tackles and raids
Talking about the services players Patna Pirates CEO, Pawan Rana said, “The participation of top players from services in season 4 will bring more competitiveness to the league and for us with inclusion of Surjeet known for his dashing raids along with Anil, a well known defender will definitely challenge the opponents and help us defend our championship tittle in the upcoming season"