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Pro Kabaddi League 2021 Auction Highlights: 4 Players Picked from News Young Players Draft

By: Sports Desk

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Last Updated: August 29, 2021, 20:19 IST

Here you can follow all the updates from Day 1 of PKL 2021 Auction. (Pic Credit: IG/prokabaddi)

Here you can follow all the updates from Day 1 of PKL 2021 Auction. (Pic Credit: IG/prokabaddi)

Pro Kabaddi League 2021 Players Auction Day 1: The New Young Players' draft saw four players being picked by three teams.

Pro Kabaddi League 2021 Players Auction Highlights, August 29: Four players – Govind Gurjar, Mohit Goyat, Prince and Nitin Panwar – were picked in the New Young Players Draft by Puneri Paltan, Telugu Titans and UP Yoddha. So after a year’s break, the eighth season of the ultra-competitive PKL is set to roll. And the foundation for it will be laid between August 29 and August 31 during which over 450 players will go under the hammer as 12 teams start building their squads for the upcoming season set be held in December this year.

A total of 161 players were released prior to the auction that will be held across three days. Bengal Warriors (16 out of 20) and Telugu Titans (15 out of 18) were the top two teams with maximum numbers of players released. Surprisingly, Pardeep Narwal (Patna Pirates), Sukesh Hegde and Jeeva Kumar (Bengal Warriors) found themselves among the list of dropped stars.

While a majority of the released players have been added to the auction pool, it will also include additions from the domestic field, New Young Players, from top eight ranked teams of the senior national kabaddi championships of the last two seasons, and overseas players.

Total Purse For Each Franchise

As per the rules, each franchise can spend Rs 4.4 crores to build their respective squads. For the season six auction, six stars crossed the Rs 1 crore mark. This time around the top stars in the auction pool include Pardeep Narwal, Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhari, Rohit Kumar among others.

Auction Pool

The players have been divided into four categories – A, B, C and D.  Base Prices are as follows: Category A is INR 30 lakhs, B is INR 20 lakhs, C INR 10 lakhs and D is INR 6 lakhs.

PKL Live Streaming Details

Fans can catch the auction live on on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports FIRST, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Tamil and Star Sports 1 Kannada TV channels in India.

However, only the bidding for domestic players in category A on August 30 will be broadcast live.

Auction Start Timing

The Pro Kabaddi 2021 auction will start from 6:30 PM IST.

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first published:August 29, 2021, 16:30 IST
last updated:August 29, 2021, 20:19 IST