Pro Kabaddi League: E Bhaskaran named head coach of Thalaivas

Pro Kabaddi League franchise Tamil Thalaivas today named Edachery Bhaskaran as their head coach for the upcoming season starting in October.

Published: 16th April 2018 07:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2018 07:39 PM   |  A+A-

Action from the match between Tamil Thalaivas and Dabang Delhi. | File PTI

Action from the match between Tamil Thalaivas and Dabang Delhi. | File PTI

By PTI

MUMBAI: Pro Kabaddi League franchise Tamil Thalaivas today named Edachery Bhaskaran as their head coach for the upcoming season starting in October.

As the former U Mumba coach, Edachery Bhaskaran takes over the reigns as head coach while his predecessor, Kasinatha Baskaran, transitions to the role of Technical Director - Thalaivas? Strategic Grassroot Programme, a media release said today.

With a Diploma in Coaching from National Institute of Sports, Bhaskaran has over 20 years of experience in the sport, including his tournament-winning stints as the national team coach.

He had also led U Mumba to the Pro Kabaddi title in season 2.

Speaking about his appointment, Bhaskaran 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 others 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," he added.

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