Puneri Paltan have registered a 150 percent increase in revenues this Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season, held between July 28 to October 28, as compared to the previous season. It was announced on Thursday.
“From having not a single sponsor in season one to being associated with national brands in season 5, Puneri Paltan has come a long way. Among all the teams that played, Puneri Paltan was the only team which has successfully sold all the available sponsorship spots in the recently concluded PKL season 5,” a release said.
Puneri lost in the Eliminator 3 to eventual champions Patna Pirates. This match between Patna and Pune went past PV Sindhu’s Rio Olympics 2016 final against Carolina Marin that held the second spot. This match had recorded 17.2 million impressions.
They further added: “Merchandise sales were also good and there was a whopping increase in sales by 2600 percent.”
Kailash Kandpal CEO of Puneri Paltan said, “Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 has been fabulous for us. Our progress has been good, from having no sponsors on board to having national brands like Syska, Force Motors and Kirloskar in season 5.
“The sponsors were delighted with team’s performance and were proud to be associated with a top performing team of PKL S5,” He further added.
Puneri also registered an increase of 60 percent in social media fan base.