Akshay Kumar joins Bengal Warriors as partner

As the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) gets underway in Hyderabad on Friday, the Bengal Warriors officially unveiled Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as its partner.

Akshay Kumar in Hyderabad on Friday.   -  Nagara Gopal

As the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) gets underway in Hyderabad on Friday, the Bengal Warriors officially unveiled Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as its partner. In a statement issued by the franchise, which is owned by the Future Group, it was made clear that the two parties would now be involved in a partnership.

Last week, Sportstar was the first publication to report about Akshay joining Bengal Warriors as the co-owner. “I have always believed that sport plays a key role in shaping ones personality and health. I have admired how Star Sports has helped make kabaddi so popular across the length and breadth of India and I am delighted to partner with Future Group to promote a home-grown sport like kabaddi,” Akshay said.

The franchise too was excited to get the Bollywood actor on board. “There couldn’t be a better partner than Akshay Kumar who apart from being a versatile actor is 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. With few hours left for the league to commence, I would like to wish all the teams the very best. Fingers crossed, may the best team win,” Bengal Warriors CEO Sandip Tarkas said.

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