That ends the proceedings for the day. What a day it was. Record were made only for it to be broken within minutes. Monu Goyat becomes the most expensive player in PKL history after being sold for Rs 1.51 crore. Rahul Chaudhrai held the record for few minutes as he was bought for Rs 1.29 crore.
Nitin Tomar and Deepak Hooda shared the honours with fees of Rs 1.15 crore, while Rishank Devadiga attracted a fee of 1.11 crore.
Fazel Atrachali becomes the most expensive foreign player after being brought for 1 crore. His teammate Abozar Mohajermighani is the most expensive defender with a price of Rs 76 lakh. Surender Nada is the most expensive Indian defender with a fee of Rs 75 lakh
Deepak Narwal SOLD to Patna Pirates for Rs 57 lakh
Deepak Narwal is the final player to be auctioned today
MONU GOYAT SOLD TO HARYANA STEELERS FOR 1.51 crore
Exhilarating stuff! Monu Goyat smashes the record right away and is SOLD for a mammoth price of Rs 1.51 Crore!
Next up is Monu Goyat!
DONE AND DUSTED!
Rahul Chaudhari stays with Telugu Titans!
Titans match Dabang Delhi's bid of Rs 1.29 crore using FBM to keep their superstar!
Suddenly Dabang Delhi come from nowhere with a bid of Rs 1.17 crore and Rahul Chaudhari is now the most expensive player in PKL history!
CRORE MARK BREACHED!
Patna lead the race with a bid of Rs 110
Time for RAHUL CHAUDHARI!
Kashiling Adake SOLD to Bengaluru Bulls for Rs 32 lakh
Kashiling Adake now!
Sukesh Hegde SOLD to Tamil Thalaivas for Rs 28 Lakh
The auction resumes and the first player is Sukesh Hegde
Pawan Kumar Kadian SOLD to Dabang Delhi for Rs 20 lakh
K Prapanjan SOLD to Gujarat Fortunegiants for Rs 38 lakh
Rishank Devadiga retained by UP Yoddha for Rs 1.11 crore!
Phew! What a fight! UP Yoddha have the last laugh as they retain Rishank Devadiga using Final Bid Match to steal the young raider from Dabang Delhi who had the highest bid
Rishank Devadiga being auctioned now!
Bid already at Rs 98 lakh. Patna Pirates lead the race
Wazir Singh SOLD to Haryana Steelers for Rs 20 Lakh
Srikanth Jadhav SOLD to UP Yoddha for Rs 38 lakh
Anup Kumar is SOLD to Jaipur Pink Panthers for Rs 30 Lakh
U Mumba refuse the option to match the bid for Anup Kumar and he will play for Jaipur Pink Panthers next season. What a start to the raiders auction
Next up is ANUP KUMAR!
Nitin equals Deepak's record!
Nitin Tomar SOLD to Puneri Paltan for Rs 1.15 crore!
All-rounders are done. Next up are the defenders. We will be back with more updates shorly
Deepak Niwas Hooda SOLD to Jaipur Pink Panthers for 1.15 Crore
What a battle! Deepak Hooda is the most expensive player in PKL history. Jaipur Pink Panthers who entered the race late on near the 100-mark get their man as Puneri Paltan refuse to exercise their Final Bid Match card
Deepak Niwas Hooda surpasses Fazel Atrachali as the most expensive player in Pro Kabaddi history. Steelers lead with Rs 1.03 crore
Everyone seems to be after the former Puneri Paltan captain. Haryana Steelers leading the chase at Rs 87 lakh
Preview: A total of 422 players will be going under the hammer when the two-day auctions for the sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) gets underway in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Of the total players, 58 are from 14 different nations while 87 players come from the league's Future Kabaddi Heroes Programme (FKH), a nationwide talent scouting programme held in 18 cities.
File image of Anup Kumar. Image courtesy: Twitter @ProKabaddi
Also, for the first time, the concept of "Final Bid Match" (FBM) will be introduced. As per the FBD process, the franchises will be entitled to match the final bid made by another franchise, for one or at most two players from its previous season squad.
For the upcoming edition, a total of 21 players were retained by nine teams while three teams -- U Mumba, Jaipur Pink Panthers and UP Yoddha -- decided to start from scratch without retaining any player.
While each team could retain only one member of the previous season, this time they have been allowed to keep up to four members from their previous squad. These players form the 'Elite Retained Players' category.
Each franchise will be allowed to keep a team of minimum 18 players and a maximum of 25 players, including three from the FKH programme and two to four overseas players. Each franchise will get Rs 4 crore to form their teams.
The players drafted in the auctions have been split into five categories (A, B, C, D, and New Young Players).
While players in the A, B, C, and D categories have been set a base price of Rs 20 lakh, 12 lakh, 8 lakh, and 5 lakh respectively, the New Young Players have been fixed a price of Rs 6.6 lakh.