Pro Kabaddi League: Raider Rishank Devadiga named captain of UP Yoddha for upcoming season

Greater Noida: Pro Kabaddi League team UP Yoddha Thursday named raider Rishank Devadiga as its captain for the sixth edition of the event starting 2 November.

The launch ceremony was attended by UP sports minister Chetan Chauhan and players from the squad among others.


Rishank Devadiga will captain UP Yoddha in PKL season 6. Image courtesy: Twitter/UpYoddha

"Given Uttar Pradesh's rich history in the sport of Kabaddi it was befitting for UP to have a team in the league and I am glad that the GMR Group recognised this opportunity," said Chauhan.

The team is being coached by former national player Jasvir Singh. Jasvir is a former Asian Games Gold medallist and was a part of the national squad that won the World Cup in 2016.

Devadiga leads the 19-member squad of the UP Yoddha team, which consists of seven raiders , eight Defenders and four all-rounders.

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Updated Date: Sep 27, 2018 19:55:33 IST

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