Mumbai Muscle unveiled as latest powerhouse franchise of Pro Panja League
30 skilled athletes including male, female and specially-abled arm-wrestling professionals will compete for glory at the upcoming edition of the esteemed tournament in Delhi from July 28-August 13
Khel Today Bureau
New Delhi, May: Aiming to revolutionize the sport of arm-wrestling and elevate it to unparalleled heights, the Punit Balan Group has unveiled Mumbai Muscle as the newest addition to the Pro Panja League, India’s leading professional arm-wrestling spectacle. The team will be one of the six different franchises going head-to-head against each other at the tournament scheduled to be held from July 28-August 13 in Delhi.
With arm wrestling evolving as a competitive sport in India, the Pro Panja League has gained tremendous traction since its inception and emerged as the country’s biggest arm-wrestling tournament. The addition of Mumbai Muscle will not only help the league expands its reach across the state of Maharashtra but also tap into its rich vein of talent and further elevate the status of panja within the region.
The acquisition of Mumbai Muscle is another feather in the cap for the dynamic Punit Balan Group, known for its successful ventures in the world of Indian sports. The group’s vision and passion for promoting and developing non-cricketing sports in India align perfectly with the Pro Panja League’s mission to promote arm wrestling as a premier sport.
Expressing his enthusiasm on the acquisition, Punit Balan, the Chairman and Managing Director of Punit Balan Group commented, “Panja has been a prominent part of everyone’s childhood, and witnessing it flourish in the competitive form has been truly remarkable. With Pro Panja League facilitating its growth within the country, we are delighted to announce the addition of Mumbai Muscle to the league. The Punit Balan Group has always been committed to promoting non-cricketing sports in India and this acquisition is a testament to our vision of providing equal significance to all sports. With the Mumbai Muscle, we hope to proliferate the popularity of Panja in Maharashtra and contribute to the rise of the sport in the nation.”
The Mumbai Muscle roster will comprise a dynamic mix of male, female and specially-abled panja veterans as well as promising emerging stars across different weight categories to ensure the perfect blend of experience and youth.
About the Punit Balan Group:
With his ambition to provide free education to Kashmir’s children, Punit Balan became the first non-J&K entrepreneur to start working on children’s education and other development projects in the Union Territory since the repeal of Article 370. The organisation has also assisted Kashmiri athletes in their aspirations to compete in international events.
Punit Balan is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, social worker, sports lover, and, most notably, the chairman of the Indrani Balan Foundation, which has undertaken numerous initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir while also continuing humanitarian work in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and other Indian states. The organization has supported close to 5000 youths including athletes from various sporting disciplines like, Afreen Hayder (Taekwondo), Muhammad Saleem (Cycling) Umar Shah (Cricket) and Umeer Syed (Kho Kho).