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Pro Kabaddi League 2017: Bengal Warriors announce partnership with Akshay Kumar

Bengal Warriors, who finished with the wooden spoon last season, have overhauled the 18-member side and their partnership with Akshay Kumar will increase their popularity.

other sports Updated: Jul 29, 2017 13:01 IST
Akshay Kumar have partnered with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.
Akshay Kumar have partnered with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.(Twitter)

Ending speculation, Kolkata’s Pro- Kabaddi League franchise Bengal Warriors announced on Friday that they have partnered with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.

Bengal Warriors, who finished with the wooden spoon last season, have overhauled the 18-member side, retaining only two players in the fifth season.

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“Akshay is also extremely popular for fitness regimen and his love for sports and with the new partnership Bengal Warriors hope to bring in a breath of fresh air and positivity packed with a stronger team,” a media statement said.

“I have always believed that sport plays a key role in shaping ones personality and health. I am delighted to partner with Future Group to promote a homegrown sport like Kabaddi,” Akshay said.

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Excited at the new beginning, team CEO Sandip Tarkas said there could not be a better partner than Akshay Kumar who apart from being a versatile actor was also known for his extreme fitness routines.

“This ownership will certainly boost the morale and energy of the team which will help all the players put their best foot forward,” Tarkas said.

Bengal Warriors are placed in Zone B and begin their campaign against Telugu Titans at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad August 2.