Mithali Raj branded Women's Kabaddi Challenge as a good platform for the women to take up the sport as a good profession © Getty Images (File Photo)
Mithali Raj branded Women’s Kabaddi Challenge as a good platform for the women to take up the sport as a good profession © Getty Images (File Photo)

Indian women cricket captain Mithali Raj on Tuesday sang the national anthem of India on Day 2 of the ongoing Star Sports Pro-Kabaddi League (PKL) 2016 at Pune. It also marked the inaugural edition of the Women’s Kabaddi League 2016. Prior to the evnt Mithali said, “It is a good platform for the women kabaddi players, as this is where they kick off their campaign for international fame and recognition, and would therefore become more competitve that would allow them to fair better in the international level.” She also branded it as a good platform for the women to take up the sport as a good profession. Mithali Raj: When it comes to pure cricket skill, women are at par with men

Season 2 champions U Mumba and Maharashtra state rivals Puneri Paltan expressed confidence over their prospects in season 4 of the Pro Kabaddi League commencing on Saturday. Pune are to kick-start the new season by clashing with Telugu Titans of Hyderabad followed by the second match between Mumbai against Jaipur Pink Panthers on day one. On June 26, Bengaluru Bulls will take on Bengal Warriors of Kolkata to be followed by the Maharashtra derby clash between Mumbai and Pune. On June 27, the opening game will be between the Warriors and Dabang Delhi to be followed by the contest between Pune and Patna Pirates, reported PTI. Mithali Raj praises Joe Root for doing Shah Rukh Khan’s signature pose

The first leg programme at the NSCI’s dome would conclude with Pune taking on Delhi on June 28. Mumbai coach E Bhaskaran has rebuilt the squad by including raiders Gurvinder Singh and Surender Singh while propping up the defense with Vikas Kale and Sunil, added PTI.