PKL Season 6 caravan ready to take off tomorrow

SPORTS REPORTER
Saturday, 6 October 2018

13-week-league will start with defending champions Patna Pirates taking on Tamil Thalaivas while Puneri Paltan takes on U Mumba in the second match

PUNE: Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 is finally ready to take off with defending champions Patna Pirates taking on home team Tamil Thalaivas at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.

The second match of the day will see Puneri Paltan clash against U Mumba. The Season 6  was initially supposed to start on October 5 but was delayed due to unavailability of the stadium and for logistic reasons.  

Pro Kabaddi Season 6 will have six crorepaties and the first foreign coach for India’s indigenous sport. It was Haryana Steelers who had created a Pro Kabaddi history with the league’s highest ever Rs 1.51 crore bid to acquire Monu Goyat in PKL players auctions.

U Mumba in yet another first have engaged Amir Gholamreza Mazandarani, the man behind Iran’s Asian Games gold, to shape the destiny of the team as the head coach. Mazandarani comes in as the first overseas coach in the league.

The play offs of the tournament will be played in Kochi while the finale will be played in Mumbai on January 5, 2019. 

HC JUNKS PIL AGAINST PLAYER SELECTION PROCESS
- The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL challenging the process of selecting players for the sixth season of the PKL scheduled to start from October 7, saying it was not going to supervise the selection process.
- A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao dismissed the plea moved by some kabaddi players who were selected neither for the recent Asian Games nor the league.
- They had alleged in the petition that selections were being made by the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) and the organisers of the tournament in an arbitrary manner. The petition also urged the court to direct the Sports Ministry to frame proper guidelines for fair and transparent selection.

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