Bangalore, June 06, 2016: Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club (DDKC), the Delhi franchise of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), is all set to challenge the championship in Season IV of PKL. With a formidable new and young squad mentored by a new Head Coach, the team is geared for a lot of Dabang action! Dabang Delhi KC has signaled its strong intentions for Season IV of the league by signing on some key players for the team for the upcoming season.
The Delhi franchise has retained Kashiling Adake and Selvamani K from the previous season, and added some marquéeplayers to the squad for Season IV. The team signed up efficacious all-rounders like the internationally experienced Iranian, Meraj Sheykh and the young and energetic Bhupender Singh. Dabang Delhi KC has strengthened its raid with the addition of the calm and unruffled, Deepak Narwal, experienced Prashant Rai and budding and talented raider, Vikash Khandola. The team’s defence is strong and impenetrable with the signing of experienced players like Prashant Chavan and D Suresh Kumar.
The new squad of Dabangs also features a new Head Coach, Sagar Bandekar, Head Coach of the renowned Mahindra & Mahindra Kabaddi Club, which is one of the longest running Kabaddi clubs in the country. Apart from being honoured with multiple accolades over the years, Sagar is truly inspirational to players and peers alike in the Kabaddi community for his in-depth technical knowledge of the sport and strategic skills.
Talking about the Dabang Delhi KC, Saumya Khaitan, CEO, Dabang Delhi KC said, “Creating a balanced squad was of utmost priority for Season IV. At player auctions, we were able to create a defining balance in our team with the experience of senior players and the energy of the young, unchallenged players who are itching to prove their metal in PKL Season IV. Our coaching staff has been bolstered by the addition of Sagar Bandekar as the head coach and Prashant Mokal as the Assistant Coach. Their collective range of knowledge and technical know-how will hold us in good stead in the league. We are determined to outperform any competition this season and are eager to compete for the final four spots this season.”
Dabang Delhi KC will kick start their season with a clash against the Bengal Warriors at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on June 27, 2016. The team will host the last leg of the league at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex from July 24-27.
“We at Dabang Delhi KC firmly believe that as a responsible team and citizens, we should give back to society. In order to help build awareness, we have partnered with four NGOs to create awareness and support for the work they have been doing. We will be donating a part of our ticket sales as contribution to the efforts of Uthaan, Water Aid India, Wildlife Conservation Trust and CADD (Community Against Drunk Driving). Delhites have always come out in huge numbers to support the Dabangs and we hope this support will extend to the causes that the team is rooting for,” added Saumya Khaitan
Dabang Delhi K.C. Team Squad
About Dabang Delhi K.C.
Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club is the only team backed by an institution focused on building a presence across multiple sports in India (owners of Dabang Mumbai HC – the Mumbai franchise of the Hockey India League – the world’s biggest hockey league). Ms. Radha Kapoor, a creative entrepreneur and the only female team owner in the league is a strong proponent of the spirit of “women entrepreneurship”. She owns the team through DoIT Sports.
Dabang Delhi KC holds the exclusive rights to the Delhi/NCR territory and is the only team in North India, which is unarguably the #1 territory/ region for Kabaddi in India (NCR, Punjab, Haryana, UP). The team’s state of the art ‘home arena’ – Thyagaraj Stadium has a seating capacity of over 5,000 people is the only Green Stadium in the country, adding to the teams undetermined belief in supporting the environment that we live in (this bit could be made better, but the Green Stadium needs to be tied into the team’s beliefs)