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PKL: Tamil Thalaivas appoint Edachery Bhaskaran as chief coach

Monday - April 16, 2018 7:38 pm , Category : SPORTS
 PKL: Tamil Thalaivas appoint Edachery Bhaskaran as chief coach
PKL: Tamil Thalaivas appoint Edachery Bhaskaran as chief coach

Chennai April 16 (IANS) Chennai-based Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Tamil Thalaivas on Monday announced Edachery Bhaskaran as their chief coach for the upcoming sixth season beginning in October.



Bhaskaran s predecessor -- Kasinatha Baskaran -- has been named the Technical Director - Thalaivas Strategic Grassroot Programme according to a release.

Speaking about his appointment Bhaskaran the former U Mumba coach said "As a coach while I look to build on Tamil Nadu s deep historic affinity with Kabaddi I am also working on building a team that could complement each other s strength."

"I am also glad to be working alongside the management of the Tamil Thalaivas who have in past discussions indicated a similar roadmap for the sport in the state and for the team in the League " the coach added.

Tamil Thalaivas CEO Viren D Silva said "We welcome Coach Edachery Bhaskaran to the Tamil Thalaivas family. We thank Coach Kasinatha Baskaran for his leadership in the PKL Season 5 and for taking up the new role in the Strategic Grassroot Programme for Tamil Nadu."

"We wish both coaches all the best ahead " he concluded.

The sixth season of the PKL which will run for 13 weeks kicks-off on October 19.

--IANS
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