THE JSW GROUP, GMR GROUP AND ADANI Group, and a partnership of Sachin Tendulkar and serial entrepreneur N.Prasad are among the owners of the four new Pro Kabaddi League teams (PKL). Although the names of the new teams haven’t been announced, it is learnt that the teams will be from Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
It is understood that the four new teams will operate under Iquest Enterprises Pvt. Ltd (Consortium) for Tamil Nadu, Adani Wilmar Ltd for Gujarat, GMR League Games Pvt. Ltd for Uttar Pradesh and JSW Sports Pvt. Ltd for Haryana.
PKL was founded by sports management company Mashal Sports Pvt. Ltd. in 2014. And, Star India, the official broadcaster of the league, owns a 74% stake in PKL. Uday Shankar, chairman and chief executive officer, Star India, stated,
“With the support of existing and new partners, we are well on our course to realizing a socially transformative sports agenda. The interest shown by these corporates is evidence of the immense potential of Kabaddi.”
Get the latest in the world of Sports, Teams, and Players! Free Delivery to your Inbox.