The organisers of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) on Friday announced the revised dates of the season 10 player auction which will now be held on October 9 and 10 in Mumbai.
Due to the ongoing preparations of the Indian Kabaddi team for the upcoming Asian Games, starting later this month, the auction was postponed at the request of the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI).
Notably, over 500 players including the 24 players from the two finalist teams of the Khelo India University Games 2023 will be part of the season 10 player pool and the salary purse available to each franchise will be Rs 5 crore.
The Domestic and Overseas players will be divided into four categories in the PKL Season 10 Player Auction, which are A, B, C and D and the players will be further sub-divided as ‘All-Rounders’, ‘Defenders’ and ‘Raiders’ within each category.
The base prices for each of the categories are Category A – Rs 30 Lakh, Category B – Rs 20 Lakh, Category C – Rs 13 Lakh and Category D – Rs 9 Lakh.
The non-retained players, which include stars like Pawan Sehrawat, Vikash Kandola & Fazel Atrachali, will go under the hammer at the player auction in October.
Commenting on the development, Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, PKL, said: “We are delighted to announce that the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 Player Auction will now be held immediately after the Asian Games. 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.”