The third season of the Pro Kabaddi League features 26 international players from as many as 11 countries, who, excluding the Asian sub-continent, hail from countries like Japan, Oman, Thailand, Indonesia as well as Kenya and Poland.
For the list of players announced after Pro Kabaddi season 4 auction on May 13, click HERE.
Pro Kabaddi League 2016 also goes bi-annual from this time, and the excitement level notches a level. Plenty of steps are being undertaken to make the blockbuster league rise higher and even exceed expectations.
The organisers are not only making efforts this time to popularise the game across the world but also insisting on spreading the spectacle of Pro Kabaddi League across every household.
"The sport must not just encourage our players, but also give countless millions who follow it a thrill, Janardan Singh Gehlot, President, International Kabaddi Federation was quoted by the franchisee league's official site. "The past two seasons have proven that the country is ready to not only watch and accept more of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, but also form loyalties toward players and teams. Season 3 will only reinforce the loyalties."
Star players of Season 2, namely Shabeer Bapu, Ajay Thakur, Rishank Devadiga, and so on, will be seen in action this time as well. There has been a few additions and release of players by the eight sides in the last few months, and the balance and shape of every team looks perfect, to say the least.
Click Here for the full fixtures of Pro Kabaddi League 2016.
U Mumba – Anup Kumar (C), Anoop EV, Prapanjan, Masayuki Shimokava, Pawan Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Rishank Devadiga, Shabeer Bapu, Suresh Kumar, Vinod Paulyas, Jeeva G, Jeeva Kumar, Mohit Chhillar, Surender Nada, Vishal Mane, Bhupendra Singh, Jawahar Vivek, Abolfazel M, Fazel Atrachali, Hadi Tajik, Ravi Kumar.
Telugu Titans – Dharmaraj C (C), Isaac Anthony, Prashanth Kumar, Rahul Chaudhary, Rohit Baliyan, Sukesh Hegde, Yosuke Sasaki, Rahul Kumar, Vikas Kale, Wasim Sajjad, D Gopu, Manoj Kumar, Kalimuthu B, Mehraj Sheykh, Ravit Kumar, T Prasad.
Bengal Warriors – Nilesh Shinde (C), Felix Odhiambo Opnana, Jang Kun Lee, Kedar Lal, Mahendra Rajput, Mahesh Goud, Nitin Madane, Shrikant Jadhav, Umesh Mhatre, Vineet Sharma, Vijin, Nitin More, Bajirao Hodage, Chaminda, Deepak Dhull, Shyam Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Girish Ernak, Dinesh Kumar, Krushna Madane, Narendar Kumar.
Bengaluru Bulls – Surjeet Narwal (C), Amit Rathi, Deepak Dahiya, Sinotharan, Vaibhav Kale, Vinoth Kumar, Ashish S, Ketut Ariana, Vijender Singh, Satish Kumar, R Pandu, Michal Spiczko, Deepak Kumar, Parmod Narwal, Preetam Chhillar, Shashank Wankhede, Shrikant Tewthia.
Dabang Delhi – Ravinder Pahal (C), Kashiling Adake, Anil Nimbolkar, Jay Bohara, Lo Chia Wei, Mukesh Jaglan, Pravin Niwale, Rohit Choudhary, Selvamani K, Wazir Singh, Navjot Singh, R Subramanium, Gnanasekaran M, Seong Kim, GS Manikandan, Rakesh Kumar, Sushil Bhosale, Amit Chillar, Kuldeep Singh, Ravinandan, Sandeep Dhull.
Jaipur Pink Panthers – Navneet Gautam (C), Gangadhari Mallesh, Jasvir Singh, Rohit Kumar, Sonu Narwal, Raju Choudhary, Rohit Rana, C Arun, Jagdeesha KK, Anil Patil, Hwangi Ahn, Rajesh Narwal, Kuldeep Singh, Mohammad M, Ran Singh, Samarjeet Singh, Sanjay Shreshtha, Satish Kumar.
Patna Pirates – Sandeep Narwal (C), Abhinandan Kumar, Bhabesh Kumar, Deepak Narwal, Gurvinder Singh, G Singh, M Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, Sunil Jaipal, Vijay Malik, Suresh Kumar, Manish, Amit Hooda, Ram Sah, Vinod Kumar, Nasir Ali, Sandeep, Sunil Kumar, Hadi Oshtorak, Tae Deok Eom, Manpreet Singh.
Puneri Paltan – Manjeet Chhillar (C), Ajay Thakur, David M, Nilesh Salunke, Ramkumar S, Ravi V, Sachin V, Simon Kinura, Surendra Singh, Tushar Patil, Waleed Hasani, Yogesh Hooda, Ravi Kumar, Somvir Sekhar, Thongkham K, Manoj Dhull, Prashant Chavan, Ravinder Kumar, Sachin Shingade, Sachin Khambe, Sandeep Malik, Deepak Hooda, Jasmer Gulia.