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500 players to feature in PKL player auction on August 5-6, check details


Pro Kabaddi League Player auction: PKL player auction:  The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) player auction has been scheduled for August 5 and…

Pro Kabaddi League Player auction: PKL player auction:  The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) player auction has been scheduled for August 5 and 6 in Mumbai, announced Mashal Sports, organiser of the PKL on Friday. The total salary purse available to each franchisee for its squad for the ninth season is INR 4.4 crores. Over 500 players are set to feature in the player auction, which also includes 24 players from top 2 teams of the Khelo India University Games 2021. Follow Pro Kabaddi League updates with InsideSport.IN

Also Read: Pro Kabaddi League team scouts create a buzz at Khelo India Youth Games

The Domestic, Overseas, and New Young Players (NYPs) will be divided into four categories: Category A, B, C and D in this Player Auction. The players will be further sub-divided as ‘All-Rounders’, ‘Defenders’ and ‘Raiders’ within each category.

Pro Kabaddi League Player Auction: Over 500 players to go under hammer in PKL player auction on August 5 and 6
Pro Kabaddi League Player Auction: Over 500 players to go under hammer in PKL player auction season 9 on August 5 and 6

The base prices for each of the categories are Category A – INR 30 Lakhs, Category B – INR 20 Lakhs, Category C – INR 10 Lakhs, Category D – INR 6 Lakhs. The total salary purse available stands at INR 4.4 crores for each franchisee, The Player Pool has been expanded to 500 plus, including the 24 players from top 2 teams of the Khelo India University Games 2021, Bangalore.

The PKL teams also has the option to retain players from their respective season 8 squads as per the league policies. The franchisees are allowed to retain up to 6 players under the Elite Retained Players category and up to 4 New Young Players (NYPs) under stipulated conditions in each PKL season. The players, who are not retained by the franchisees from the pool of 500 plus players, will go under the hammer during the two-day auction process in Mumbai.

“As we get ready for the Season 9 Player Auction, very exciting times lie ahead for kabaddi as a sport and our players. Every season has witnessed the emergence of new talented players and I am certain that there are a lot of surprises in store for us this year as well,” said Anupam Goswami, CEO, PKL League Commissioner.

“I look forward to welcoming the young talents from the Khelo India University Games into the Player Auctions. PKL Season 9 will be organized in liaison with our stakeholders and associates in the national kabaddi ecosystem under the AKFI.”

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