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PKL: Chennai franchise named "Tamil Thalaivas"

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: The franchise which is set to make it's debut in the fifth season of Pro League (PKL), has been named "Tamil Thalaivas."

This was revealed by legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is the co-owner of the franchise via a Twitter post.

"Another powerful addition to @ProKabaddi. Proud to announce our new team, @tamilthalaivas. Looking to an amazing season 5," he wrote on his Twitter feed.

Season five of PKL is scheduled to get underway on July 28 and the team would be coached by K Baskaran.

Amit Hooda (the franchise's costliest pick at Rs 63 lakh) and Thakur along with C Arun, a player, are expected to lead the team's challenge.

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 12:32 IST