Pro Kabaddi League franchise Tamil Thalaivas named Edachery Bhaskaran as their head coach for the upcoming season starting in October 18′.
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- Strategic Grassroot Programme.
Bhaskaran has coached the national team and 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
Earlier this month, Thalaivas had retained three of their star players ahead of the season – Ajay Thakur, Amit Hooda and C Arun.
The franchise is co-owned by former Indian cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar.