Sachin Tenudlkar, the former Indian captain, who has invested in the ISL, has now taken a step further. He along with serial entrepreneur N. Prasad has purchased a newly formed team in the Pro-Kabaddi League. He is the co-owner of the Tamil Nadu-based franchise while the JSW Group, Adani Group and GMR Group are the three other owners of the Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh teams.

Welcoming the four new teams, Star India Chairman and CEO Uday Shankar, said: “I am delighted to welcome some of India’s finest corporates to our Mission Kabaddi.”

“We believe that 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,” he added.

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