Pune: Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Puneri Paltan Wednesday announced Girish Ernak as captain for the upcoming sixth season of the league.
Girish has been associated with Puneri Paltan from season 5.
Kailash Kandpal, CEO of Puneri Paltan, and Head coach Ashan Kumar, unveiled the team's jersey for the upcoming season, a media release issued here said.
"Girish will take charge of the team this season. With his leadership skills, I am sure he will up the teams game in Season 6," Kandpal was quoated as saying in the release.
The sixth season of the PKL begins 7 October and Puneri Paltan will be playing its first match against U Mumba on the same day in Chennai.
Puneri Paltan's home leg matches in Pune are scheduled from 18 to 24 October.
UP Yoddha and Haryana Steelers have faced each other four times so far in their PKL journey over the years with both teams edging out each other on two occasions.
The raider scored 13 points (including 3 tackle points) as Pune stopped Pawan Sehrawat and the Bulls from jumping on to the top of the points table.
Defending champions Bengal Warriors would expect a better show from their players when they take on a struggling Puneri Paltan in their Pro Kabaddi League match in Bengaluru on Sunday.