Mumbai: Former India commander Anup Kumar, Korea’s Jang Kun Lee and Iran’s Meraj Sheykh are among the select tip top players who have been held by seven establishments for the fifth vivo pro kabaddi league season 5 beginning in July.
Upwards of seven players have been held by the establishment, while more than 350 players will be a piece of season five sales slated for 22-23 May in New Delhi.
Anup Kumar (in blue) in real life amid the Kabaddi World Cup in 2016. AFPAnup Kumar (in blue) in real life amid the Kabaddi World Cup in 2016. AFP
Skipper of U Mumba for as far back as four seasons, Anup was held by his establishment for his yeoman benefit where he drove U Mumba to three finals, winning the trophy in season two.
“I am obliged to be held by my family, my group U Mumba for the fourth successive season,” Anup said.
“VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season Five will be greater and better as far as four new groups, more matches, longer term and perpetual activity on the tangle.
“I anticipate play the following season and wish all the 4 new groups Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana all the best for the same.”
Best marauder in PKL history, Rahul, who was granted the best pillager title twice in seasons one and four, was held by Telugu Titans.
Rahul stated: “I am pleased. I am anticipating the closeouts to see the structure of the group where we are anticipating that new ability should take an interest also.”
All-rounder, Meraj, who had captained Iran to the Kabaddi World Cup finals, was held by Dabang Delhi KC, while South Korean marauder Jang Kun Lee will turn up for Bengal Warriors for the fifth season as well.
Among others, safeguard Ashish Kumar is the main classification B player to be held this season by Bengaluru Bulls, while Pardeep Narwal, who packed away the Emerging Player grant in season three and Most Valuable Player in season four, was held by two-time champion Patna Pirates.
All-rounder, Deepak Hooda, who is known for scoring the third most astounding attack focuses in season four, too was held by Puneri Paltan. Jaipur Pink Panthers is the main group that didn’t hold any player.
“It’s incredible to have returned to keep playing for Puneri Paltan. Our group set up an intense execution in season four, and we will take the opposition a step higher in the fifth season,” Deepak said.
As of late, Mashal Sports, coordinator and executive of the group and its parent association STAR India, reported the consideration of four new groups that will take an interest in season five of the class.
The four new establishments will be spoken to by Iquest Enterprises Private Limited (Consortium) (Tamil Nadu), Adani Group (Gujarat), GMR Group (Uttar Pradesh) and JSW Group (Haryana).