PRO KABADDI AUCTION 2018
After an exciting season of the Indian Premier League, the focus now shifts to Pro Kabaddi 2018 auction which is going on in Mumbai on Wednesday. In the first round, young players from Future Kabaddi Heroes Programme (FKH) programme will be drafted into teams.
PRO KABADDI AUCTION 2018
After an exciting season of the Indian Premier League, the focus now shifts to Pro Kabaddi 2018 auction which is going on in Mumbai on Wednesday. In the first round, young players from Future Kabaddi Heroes Programme (FKH) programme will be drafted into teams. The auction for the sixth season of the coveted league will take place in Mumbai. The league will kick off on October 19. A total of 422 players will be drafted into the auction pool of which 58 are Overseas players and 87 are players from the Future Kabaddi Heroes Programme (FKH), a nationwide talent scouting programme.
The auctions will witness player representation from 14 other countries including Iran, Bangladesh, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka. The total amount in auction purse of the team is Rs 4 crore.
A total of 422 players are going under the hammer during the two-day-auction for the sixth season of the Pro Kabaddi League, which started on Wednesday morning. Iranian defender Fazel Atrachali broke all records on day 1 of the auction and became the most expensive Pro Kabaddi player ever after he was bought by U Mumba for a whopping cost of Rs 1 crore. He had played for Gujarat Fortunegiants last year and helped the team to enter the final.
His partner in crime at Gujarat and Iran, known as smiling Assassin, Abozar Mighani, also started a bidding war. He became the first foreign player to be sold on Wednesday and was purchased by Telugu Titans after the hard-fought bidding battle at Rs 76 lakhs.
Apart from these two, another international star Jang Kun Lee from Korea was bought by his old team Bengal Warriors for Rs 33 lakh by using their Final Bid Match.
Pro Kabaddi Season VI team composition guidelines:
– A Franchise may choose between 18-25 players to form a team.
– A team can choose up to 3 players from the Future Kabaddi Heroes 2018 programme.
– If a team has 4 Elite Retained Players, they can exercise 1 “Final Bid Match” option in open auction.
– If a team has less than 4 Elite Retained Players, they can exercise 2 “Final Bid Match” options in open auction.
– Number of overseas players in a team may vary from 2 to 4.
– The total salary purse available to each Franchisee is Rs 4 Crores.
Pro Kabaddi 2018 auction date & place- May 30 and 31 in Mumbai at 10 am, in evening all the Indian players will be put under the hammer.
Pro Kabaddi 2018 auction – base price per category:
– Category A – Rs 20 Lakh
– Category B – Rs 12 Lakh
– Category C – Rs 8 Lakh
– Category D – Rs 5 Lakh
– New Young Players – fixed salary of Rs 6.6 Lakh
Big names who will be going under the hammer are:
Raiders: Rahul Chaudhari, Anup Kumar, Nitin Tomar, Rishank Devadiga, Jang Kun Lee.
Defenders: Fazel Arachali, Abozar Mohajermighani, Surender Nada, Mohit Chillar, Ravinder Pahal.
All-Rounders: Manjeet Chillar, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Singh, Rann Singh, Shrikanth Tewatia.
Here is the full list of players sold in Pro Kabaddi 2018 auction:
1. Fazel Atrachali – U Mumba – Rs 1 crore
2. Jang Kun Lee – Bengal Warriors – Rs 33 lakh
3. Abozar Mighani – Telugu Titans – Rs 76 lakh
4. Zia ur Rahman – Bengal Warriors – Rs 33 lakh
5. Hadi Tajik – U Mumba
6. Dong Ju Hong – Bengaluru Bulls – Rs 8 lakh
7. Taedok Eom – Patna Pirates – Rs 11.4 Lakhs
8. Abolfazl Maghsodlou – U Mumba
9. Khomsan Thongkham – Dabangg Delhi
Earlier in the day, 87 players from the Future Kabaddi Heroes (FKH) programme went under the hammer. Out of these, only 17 players were picked by the sides. A total of 58 foreign players went into the auction from 14 countries including Iran, Bangladesh, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Out of the 12 franchises, nine have already picked 21 players as Elite Retained Players. The remaining three franchises UP Yodha, U Mumba and Jaipur Pink Panthers will build their team from the scratch. The total salary purse available for each franchise is Rs four crore and a franchise may choose between 18-25 players to form a team.
(The list is being updated as the players are sold)