Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

But the job is not done yet!
Vote for the deserving candidate this year.

Check your mail to know more

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
SPONSORED BY
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
2-min read

Pro Kabaddi League: Iranians Dominate Foreign Players' Auction For Season 7

Pro Kabaddi League auction: Iranian players took the fancy of most franchisees after their gold-medal winning show at Asian Games 2018.

IANS

Updated:April 8, 2019, 6:38 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Pro Kabaddi League: Iranians Dominate Foreign Players' Auction For Season 7
Pro Kabaddi League: Iranians remained high on demand despite the auctions featuring players from different countries. (Photo Credit: Pro Kabaddi)
Loading...
Iranian kabaddi players dominated the first phase of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 auctions, as most of the franchisee showed interest in bagging their services and even indulged in some intense bidding.

The auctions for foreign players started with a bang on Monday, as the first player named in the list -- Abozar Mighani -- drew everyone's attention with most of the franchisee trying their hands to rope in the Iranian defender.

Gujarat Fortune Giants were the first to bid for Abozar before Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors got involved in intense bidding for the Iranian. While U Mumba and Haryana Steelers too joined the bidding war, it looked like Patna Pirates would have the last laugh with their whopping Rs 75 lakh bid.

However, they couldn't succeed as Telugu Titans exercised their Final Bid Match (FBM) right to rope in the Iranian for the second straight season.

Abozar's compatriot Mohammad Nabibaksh too drew a lot of attention when placed under the hammer. After some frenzied bidding by the franchisee, all-rounder Nabibaksh, who had a base price of just Rs 10 lakh, was finally bagged by Bengal Warriors for a massive sum of Rs 77.75 lakh, making him the costliest foreign recruit this season.

Surprisingly, Bengal Warriors showed no interest in retaining star South Korean raider Jang Kun Lee, as Patna Pirates bought him for Rs 40 lakh. Lee had spent the previous six seasons with Bengal Warriors and was a lethal weapon in their armory. Lee is the top-scoring foreigner in the league's history with 433 points.

Meanwhile, it became clear that Patna Pirates wanted to boost it's raiding as after Lee, they bagged Iranian all-rounder Hadi Oshtorak for Rs 16 lakh.

Another Iranian raider, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, attracted interest from U Mumba and Bengal Warriors in the early bids before they were joined by Haryana Steelers. But yet again, Patna Pirates had the last laugh as they picked Maghsoudlou for Rs 35 lakh.

Despite the auctions featuring players from several countries, even from the United States, the Iranians dominated the proceedings from start to finish as another Iranian -- Amir Hossein -- found home in Haryana Steelers.

His compatriot Saeeb Ghafari, a young defender, was pocketed by Dabang Delhi for Rs 16.5 lakh.

Apart from the Iranians, the South Koreans too attracted some interest. U Mumba and and Haryana Steelers locked horns for Korean raider Dong Geon Lee before the former roped him in for Rs 25 lakh. U Mumba also took home another South Korean, Young Chang Ko, for Rs 10 lakh.

UP Yoddha then bagged Iran's Mohsen for Rs 21 lakh while defending champions Bengaluru Bulls roped in Nepal's Lal Manohar Yadav for Rs 10 lakh.
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
T&C Apply. ARN EU/04/19/13626
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results