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Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2016: Puneri Paltan successfully retains core team for upcoming season 4
Season 4 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League kicks off on 25th June, 2016 in Pune and PKL announced the new team squad details after the auction of players was held in Mumbai on Friday.

Puneri Paltan, the Pune franchise of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is the team that created an impact in season 3 of PKL by finishing at the third position, scoring 48 points. The team was ably led by Manjeet Chillar and coached by Ashok Shinde in season 3 of the League.

And now, Manjeet Chillar, Deepak Hooda and Ajay Thakur who were the star players of season 3 along with Somvir Shekhar, will once again roar for the Puneri Paltan in season 4 of the League.

"A well balanced side both in terms of defence and raiding, Puneri Paltan are all geared up for performing even better in season 4 under the guidance of their coach Ashok Shinde, nicknamed panther from his playing days.

The new players to join the Puneri Paltan team in season 4 are: Ravinder Pahal (right corner, defender), Sonu Narwal (raider), Preetam Chhillar (all-rounder), Joginder Narwal (left corner, defender), Anil Nimbolkar (raider), Jay Bahadur Bohara (raider), I Ketut Ariana (defender), Khomson Thongkham (raider), Parmod Narwal (all-rounder) and Gurpreet Singh (defender).

Team Manager of Puneri Paltan, Kailash Kandpal said, "We are very happy with our season 3 performance. In season 4 we are delighted to have some of our old players back and I am glad to have such experienced talented players playing in our team. The players are overwhelmed with joy as for the season 4. The opening leg of the League is scheduled to start off in Pune, our home ground itself where we feel shall get a lot of positivity in our performance and delivery. We are confident that the team will put up a stellar performance this season. As always we shall look forward for the continued support and patronage of Puneri Paltan fans who have always turned up in large numbers at Balewadi to cheer for their paltan."

Season 4 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League is expected to take the game of kabaddi to new heights, building up on the success of season 3.

The Pune franchise of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, Puneri Paltan is owned and managed by Insurekot Sports Pvt Ltd. Puneri Paltan combines the magnificence of the cultural capital of Maharashtra with the true flavours of this indigenous sport. While recreating the glory of the game's rich history in India, the team unleashes the energy and fortitude of kabaddi in its modern day version. The team play their home matches at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune.

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), based on the format of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has become one of the most followed sports leagues in India. The first edition of the tournament was played in 2014 with eight teams representing various Indian cities.

Insurekot Sports Pvt Ltd is a Mumbai-based firm that ventured into kabaddi with the purchase of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League's Pune franchise – Puneri Paltan. The company is passionate about the sport and is committed to spreading awareness around kabaddi's rich heritage in the country.

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