New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) second season’s most valuable player Manjit Chhillar switched to Puneri Paltan from Bengaluru Bulls as the eight franchises announced their squads on Tuesday for the third edition starting in January 2016.

The league, which gives the sport of Kabaddi a distinctive contemporary Indian identity, will feature a total of 138 players across eight teams. A total of 20 Kabaddi players have already changed teams from the sescond edition. Alongside Chhillar, Ajay Thakur, Rakesh Kumar, Deepak Hudda, Jasmer Singh, Surjeet Narwal, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Wassim Sajjad, Rajaguru Subramanain have been involved in some of the biggest player movements this season.


At the same time, the teams have also retained some of the star players like Anup Kumar (U Mumba), Kashiling Adake (Dabang Delhi), Ravinder Pahal (Dabang Delhi), Rahul Chaudhari (Telugu Titans), Sukesh Hegde (Telugu Titans), Jan Kun Lee (Bengal Warriors), Sandeep Narwal (Patna Pirates), Tae Deok Eom (Patna Pirates) ensuring strong squads across the eight teams.

The international draft for the third season of PKL, too has received a strong response from participating franchises, with 24 international players being signed up from 12 countries.

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