Puneri Paltan All Set for Season 2 in New Avatar

Pune: Puneri Paltan, the Pune franchise of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, announced its new set of highly competent team and players during the press conference held in the city today. In addition to this, the franchise also revealed Kolte-Patil Developers Ltd, foremost real estate companies from Pune, as their principal partner. The Puneri Paltan team is all set to battle it out in the forthcoming Pro Kabaddi League Season 2 with renewed vigour and strength.

Determined to roar in all new avatar in the second edition of the tournament this year, Puneri Paltan finished with their intensive training camp at Balewadi Stadium. Aimed at fostering Kabaddi talent in the country, the franchise, as part of the Insurekot Sports management, had organized Talent Hunt’ and ‘Little Puneri Champs’ to reiterate its commitment to recognize sports talent at grassroots level.

The Puneri Paltan logo has undergone significant transformation to depict ferocity through its vibrant shades of orange and vermillion - colours that represent the Maratha culture in its truest form. The new logo has introduced a lion along with the traditional shield and sword that stands for aggression and agility through strategic attack and defense. These are traits that mark a true Kabaddi player.

Kailash Kandpal, Team Manager of Puneri Paltan said, “Ever since we appointed the veteran Kabaddi panther from Pune, Ashok Shinde, the team has become more optimistic and there has been no looking back since then. The team has been practicing vigorously for season 2 and we have the right blend of enthusiastic young and experienced players. We managed to rope in players from across the country to represent the franchise.” He also added, “Ours is a pure “Puneri” team with the support staff and sponsors hailing from Pune. We are delighted to have big stalwarts from Pune as our sponsors like Kolte-Patil Developers Ltd, leading real estate brand as our principal partner, Arc Asia(Hospitality partner), Kyazoonga (Ticketing partner), Dida (Apparel Partner) and Radio City(Radio Partners). The core values of our partner brands are in synergy with an aim to delight our patrons. We look forward to strengthening our relationship across all platforms.”

Mahesh Saluja, V P Sales & Marketing, Kolte - Patil Developers Ltd said, “We are thrilled to be a part of the Star Sports Pro-Kabaddi League. As Pune’s largest developer, it gives us immense delight to be associated with Pune’s very own team – Puneri Paltan. Kabaddi is one of the true indigenous sports being played in India. Hence, it deserves all the love and support we can shower on it. I am sure the team will do the best of its ability in the second edition of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2015. We wish them all the luck for the upcoming matches” Ghuen Tak”

Expressing happiness on mentoring Puneri Paltan, Coach Ashok Shinde said, “Training has been intense and consistent, with sufficient rests in between to ensure proper recovery. We have been consistently putting the players through strength and conditioning exercises to prepare them for the upcoming matches. This is a proud moment for me to be part of the Pro Kabaddi League and mentor these young and enthusiastic players of Puneri Paltan. We are geared up to give our best performance in the forthcoming season.”

The franchise is optimistic to provide exciting and great experience to the fans of Puneri Paltan at Balewadi Stadium in Pune during the hometown matches. Puneri Paltan will debut its first match in Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League Season 2 on July 20th with Telugu Titans in Mumbai. The team will start their home matches on 16th of August with Dabang Delhi.