Ending speculation, Kolkata-based Pro-Kabaddi League franchise Bengal Warriors on Monday announced that they have partnered with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar. Bengal Warriors, who finished with the wooden spoon last season, have overhauled the 18-member side, retaining only two players in the fifth season beginning today. “Akshay is also extremely popular for fitness regimen and his love for sports and with the new partnership Bengal Warriors hope to bring in a breath of fresh air and positivity packed with a stronger team,” a media statement said. “I have always believed that sport plays a key role in shaping ones personality and health. I am delighted to partner with Future Group to promote a homegrown sport like Kabaddi,” Akshay said.