Patna Pirates

Patna Pirates is the Patna city Franchise owned by KVS Energy and Sports Limited, Patna Pirates believes that the spirit of the pirate is the spirit of not letting go, of using the environment to advantage, of striking when the enemy is least aware. It is named not after the criminal meaning of the word but after the Greek word 'peirin' which means "to attack".The team is led by Pardeep Narwal and coached by Ram Mehar Singh. The team is owned by Rajesh V. Shah and their home ground is Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna. The Pirates are the most successful team in PKL history with a record 3 titles and winning all of them in successive seasons. The Pirates won their first title by defeating defending champions U Mumba in 2016(January), after reaching the semi finals in the previous two seasons (2014 and 2015). In the following 2016 (June) season, Patna Pirates defeated the Jaipur Pink Panthers, thus becoming the first team in PKL history to successfully defend their title and later completed a hat-trick of titles by defeating Gujarat FortuneGiants in the final of the 2017 tournament. The Pro Kabaddi season 6 was a contrasting season for the usually successful Patna Pirates, as the 3 time defending champions crashed out in the group stages, thus failing to make the playoffs for the first time ever. Patna is also the first team to play 100 Vivo PKL matches. Pirates have retained their star raider Pardeep Narwal, Vikas Jaglan, Jawahar Dagar and Tushar Patil for Pro Kabaddi Season 7, scheduled to start from 19th July 2019.