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The JSW Sports-owned franchise Haryana Steelers announced Dharmaraj Cheralathan as their Team Captain

Aiming to lift the Pro Kabaddi League title for the first time in their history, the JSW Sports-owned franchise Haryana Steelers named the experienced defender Dharmaraj Cheralathan as their Team Captain for the upcoming season.

The franchise, which has appointed former India captain Rakesh Kumar as their Head Coach, also named the vastly experienced Dharmaraj Cheralathan as Team Captain, and will count on the 44-year old’s immense experience and understanding of the game to lead them to the playoffs and beyond this season.

Dharmraj Cherlathan

Cheralathan was present at the occasion in Panchkula along with Head Coach Rakesh Kumar, who backed the Steelers’ young squad to perform well in the upcoming season. “We have a very good mix of players in the team and in Dharmaraj, an experienced leader to lead them through the season. We have had a good pre-season camp at the Inspire Institute of Sport over the past months and the team is raring to start this season with an eye on the Pro Kabaddi League trophy," said the former Indian captain, who is a veteran of two World Cups and 3 Asian Games gold medal winning teams.

Haryana Steelers will start their Pro Kabaddi League season against Puneri Paltan on Monday, 22nd July 2019 at 20:30hrs IST at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.