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Pro Kabaddi League auction to take place from October 9

Pro Kabaddi League auction to take place from October 9

In this year's auction the player purse has increased from INR 4.4 crore to INR 5 crore.

The Pro Kabaddi League organisers have revised the dates for season 10 auction, and will now take place after the Asian Games. The auction was supposed to take place on September 8 and 9 but is now postponed due to Asiad.

The Amateur Kabaddi Federation had requested for the change in dates of the auction. Anupam Goswami, the league commissioner said, “We are delighted to announce that the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 Player Auction will now be held immediately after the Asian Games.

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“We are certain that there will be very strong fan excitement and interest in a blockbuster Player Auction, where several star performers from the Asian Games will attract competitive bidding from the PKL teams”.

Auction process

The domestic and overseas players will be divided into four categories in the PKL Season 10 Player Auction. The categories are A, B, C and D and the players will be further sub-divided as ‘All-Rounders’, ‘Defenders’ and ‘Raiders’. The base prices for each of the categories are Category A – INR 30 Lakh, Category B – INR 20 Lakh, Category C – INR 13 Lakh, Category D – INR 9 Lakh.

The Season 10 Player Pool will consist of 500+ including the 24 players from the two finalist teams of the Khelo India University Games 2023. The salary purse available to each franchise is INR 5 crore.

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This year over 500 players will be part of the auction.

In August 2023, the PKL teams exercised their option of retaining players from their respective PKL Season 9 squads. The franchises retained players from three categories – Elite Retained Players, Retained Young Players and Existing New Young Players .

A total of 84 players are retained in three different categories. The non-retained players will go under the hammer at the PKL Season 10 Player Auction.

About the league

Under the aegis of AKFI, Mashal Sports and Disney Star have built PKL into one of India’s most successful leagues. The competition consists of the largest number of matches among all sports leagues in India. The Pro Kabaddi League has transformed the image of India’s indigenous sport of Kabaddi and its athletes nationally and globally.

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