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Anas, Eugenson, Subroto, Pritam Among Costliest Picks

Defender Anas Edathodika and midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh emerged as costliest picks for an identical Rs 1.1 crore by new outfit Jamshedpur FC and two-time champions ATK respectively in the Indian Super League domestic players draft on Sunday.

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Updated:July 23, 2017, 5:04 PM IST
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Anas, Eugenson, Subroto, Pritam Among Costliest Picks
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Mumbai: Defender Anas Edathodika and midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh emerged as costliest picks for an identical Rs 1.1 crore by new outfit Jamshedpur FC and two-time champions ATK respectively in the Indian Super League domestic players draft on Sunday.

Other top picks in the first four rounds were goalkeeper Subrata Paul, who was picked by Jamshedpur for Rs 87 lakh and right-back Pritam Kotal, grabbed by Delhi Dynamos for Rs 75 lakh.

"He (Lyngdoh) was our no. 1 pick. He also scores goals and should be valuable," ATK coach Teddy Sheringham told reporters.

Asked what style ATK wanted to play, the coach quipped, "winning style."

Incidentally, the team's technical director Asheley Westwood was the coach of ISL debutants Bengaluru FC in the I-League with Lyngdoh in its ranks.

Steve Coppell, Jamshedpur FCs head coach, said: "Picking Indian players is a priority and we will try and match the skeleton of the team. A decision on choosing foreign players will be taken soon."

"We had a terrific and solid players in the pick. Now our job is to cement the team."

Mumbai City FC picked striker Balwant Singh (Rs 65 lakh) in the third round and goalie Arindam Bhattacharya (Rs 64 lakh) in the fourth round. Rino Anto went to Kerala Blasters for Rs 63 lakh.

Among other picks, FC Goa drafted in Pranoy Halder (Rs 58 lakh) and Narayan Das (Rs 58 lakh) while Chennaiyin FC bagged Thoi Singh (Rs 57 lakh) respectively.

A total of 24 players were drafted at the end of first four rounds.

ISL's founder chairperson, Nita Ambani, earlier announced that Hero MotoCorp has extended its title sponsorship of the League for another three years, amounting to INR 160 crore.

The 4th edition of the ISL is set to commence on November 17 and a total of 95 matches are to be played in four months, with two new teams increasing the size of the event.

Draft picks at a glance:

Jamshedpur FC: Anas Edathodika (Rs 1.1 crore), Subrata Paul (Rs 87 lakh), Mehtab Hussain (Rs 50 lakh0, Sauvik Chakraborthi (Rs 45 lakh), Robin Gurung (Rs 26 lakh), Bikash Jairu (Rs 55 lakh), Jerry Mawihmingthanga (Rs 15 lakh), Shouvik Ghosh (Rs 18 lakh), Sairuat Kima (Rs 8.4 lakh), Sanjiban Ghosh (Rs 8 lakh), Farukh Chaodhary (Rs 7.45 lakh), Sumeet Passi (Rs 15 lakh), Yumnaam Raju (Rs 12 lakh), Ashim Biswas (Rs 10 lakh), Siddharth Singh (Rs 6 lakh)

Delhi Dynamos FC: Albino Gomes (Rs 50 lakh)), Pritam Kotal (Rs 75 lakh), L Changate (Rs 15 lakh), Sena Ralte (Rs 27 lakh), Seityasen Singh (Rs 50 lakh), Pratik Chowdhury (Rs 30 lakh), Vinit Rai (Rs 12 lakh), Romeo Fernandes (Rs 50 lakh), David Ngaihte (Rs 12 lakh), Sukhdev Patil (Rs 10 lakh), Sajid Dhot

(Rs 10 lakh), Rowlinson Rodrigues (Rs 10 lakh), Munmun Lugun (Rs 10 lakh), Arnab Das Sharma (Rs 12 lakh), Simranjeet Singh (Rs 8 lakh).

FC Pune City: Adil Khan (Rs 32 lakh), Keen Louis (Rs 40 lakh), Lalchung Moya (Rs 45 lakh), Jewel Raja (Rs 26 lakh), Nim Dorjee Tamang (Rs 15 lakh), Isaac Vanmalsawma (Rs 15 lakh), Harpreet Singh (Rs 6 lakh), Wayne Vaz (Rs 8 lakh), Kamaljit Singh (Rs 8 lakh), Baljit Sahani (Rs 37 lakh), Rohit Kumar (Rs 8 lakh), Ajay Singh (Rs 8 lakh), Gurtej Singh (Rs 12 lakh), Pawan Kumar (Rs 12 lakh).

Kerala Blasters: Rino Anto (63 lakh), Lalruatthara (25 lakh), Milan Singh (Rs 45 lakh), Arata Izumi (Rs 40 lakh), Subashish Roy Chowdhury (Rs 37 lakh), Jackichand Singh (Rs 55 lakh), Siam Hanghal (Rs 31 lakh), Lalthakima (Rs 10 lakh), Pritam Kumar (Rs 12.5 lakh), Samuel Shadap (Rs 10 lakh), Loken Meitei (Rs 6 lakh), Karan Sawhney (Rs 8 lakh), Ajith Sivan (Rs 6 lakh).

North East United: Hali Charan Narzary (Rs 45 lakh), Nirmal Chhetri (35 lakh), Lalrindika Ralte (Rs 50 lakh), Robert Lalthlamuana (Rs 25 lakh), Seminlen Doungel (Rs 37.5 lakh), Reagan Singh (Rs 25 lakh), Ravi Kumar (Rs 17 lakh), Gursimrat Gil (Rs 6 lakh), Malennmgamba Meitai (Rs 16 lakh), Abdul Hakku (Rs 12 lakh), Lalrempuia Fanai (Rs 8lakh), Gurpreet Singh (Rs 7 lakh), Sushil Maitei (Rs 6 lakh).

FC Goa: Narayan Das (Rs 58 lakh), Pranoy Halder (58 lakh), Chinglensana Singh (Rs 19 lakh), Brandon Fernandes (Rs 27.5 lakh), Seriton Fernandes (Rs 10 lakh), Pratesh Shirodkar (Rs 24 lakh), Naveen Kumar (Rs 6 lakh), Mohamed Ali (Rs 12 lakh), Jovel Martins (Rs 7.5 lakh), Ameya Ranawade (Rs 6 lakh), Anthony D'souza (Rs 16 lakh), Mohd Yasir (Rs 5 lakh), Bruno Colaco (Rs 10 lakh).

ATK: E Lyngdoh (Rs 1.1 crore), Jayesh Rane (49 lakh), Keegan Pereira (Rs 28 lakh), Shankar Sampangiraj (Rs 25 lakh), Anwar Ali (Rs 35 lakh), Hitesh Sharma (Rs 10 lakh), Robin Singh (Rs 65 lakh), Rupert Nongrum (Rs 12.5 lakh), Ashutosh Mehta (Rs 45 lakh), Augustin Fernandes (Rs 30 lakh), Ronaldn Singh (Rs 10 lakh), Kunzang Bhutia (Rs 10 lakh), Bipin Singh (Rs 12 lakh).

Bengaluru FC: L Ralte (Rs 37 lakh), Rahul Beke (Rs 43 lakh), Harmanjot Khabra (Rs 53 lakh), Subashish Bose (Rs 17 lakh), Alwyn George (Rs 35 lakh), Lenny Rodrigues (Rs 60 lakh), Zohmingliana Ralte (Rs 25 lakh), T Haokip (Rs 30 lakh), Abhra Mondal (Rs 10 lakh), Boithang Haokip (Rs 20 lakh),

Collin Abranches (Rs 13 lakh), Joyner Lourenco (Rs 7 lakh), Calvin Abhishek (Rs 4 lakh)

Chennaiyin FC: Thoi Singh (Rs 57 lakh), Bikramjit Singh (Rs 53 lakh), Dhanachandana Singh (Rs 50 lakh), Germanpreet Singh (Rs 12 lakh), F Cardozo (Rs 30 lakh), Pawan Kumar (Rs 25 lakh), Keenan Almeida (Rs 20 lakh), Mohammed Rafi (Rs 30 lakh), Dhanapal Ganesh (Rs 44 lakh), Sanjay Balmuchu (Rs 8 lakh), Fransisco Fernandes (Rs 20 lakh), Shahin Lal Meloli (Rs 8 lakh).

Mumbai City FC: Balwant Singh (Rs 65 lakh), Arindam Bhattacharya (Rs 64lakh), Raju Gaikwad (Rs 47 lakh), Abhinas Ruidas (Rs 18 lakh), Sahil Tavora (Rs 6 lakh), Aiborlong Khongjee (Rs 35 lakh), Sanju Pradhan (Rs 30 lakh), Zakeer Mundampara (Rs 18 lakh), Biswajit Saha (Rs 6 lakh), Pranjal Bhumij (Rs 6 lakh), Mehrajuddin Wadoo (Rs 43 lakh), Kunal Sawant (Rs 15 lakh), L Kimkima (Rs 20 lakh).

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| Edited by: Arjit Dabas
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