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Pro Kabaddi League franchise Puneri Paltan gets Kolte-Patil Developers as their principal partner

MUMBAI: Puneri Paltan, the Pune franchise of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, announced its new team and players. In addition to this, the franchise also revealed Kolte-Patil Developers Ltd, a real estate company, as their principal partner.

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 organised Talent Hunt’ and ‘Little Puneri Champs’ to reiterate its commitment to recognize sports talent at grassroots level.

The Puneri Paltan logo has undergone a 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.

Puneri Paltan team manager Kailash Kandpal 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.

“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.”

Kolte – Patil Developers VP sales, marketing Mahesh Saluja 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.”

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.”