Highlights, Pro Kabaddi League Auction 2019: Siddharth Desai top buy at Rs 1.45 crore; Iran's Esmaeil Nabibaksh most expensive foreigner

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Highlights, Pro Kabaddi League Auction 2019: Siddharth Desai top buy at Rs 1.45 crore; Iran's Esmaeil Nabibaksh most expensive foreigner

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Apr 08, 2019 - 19:54 (IST)

That brings us to the end of our LIVE coverage. What a day it has been! Siddharth Desai got the highest bid of Rs 1.45 crore whileNitin Tomar was the second player to cross the Rs 1 crore mark as Puneri Paltan retained him for Rs 1.2 crore. 

Rahul Chaudhari's stay at Telugu Titans came to an end as he was snapped by Tamil Thalaivas for Rs 94 lakh, while the most expensive player in PKL history, Monu Goyat had to settle for a price tag of Rs 93 lakh. Rishank Devadiga too had to settle for a pay cut after he was purchased at just Rs 61 lakh by UP Yoddha.

Sandeep Narwal attracted a whopping Rs 89 lakh sum, but another highlight of the day was Esmaeil Nabibaksh who went for a price of Rs 77.75 lakh to become the second-most expensive foreigner in PKL history.

Tomorrow promises to be an interesting day so keep following Firstpost's Live Blog for Day 2. Good night

Apr 08, 2019 - 19:48 (IST)

Sukesh Hegde and Tushar Patil also go UNSOLD and that's the end of Day 1. Teams will go again for Category C and D players tomorrow.

Apr 08, 2019 - 19:45 (IST)

SURPRISE, SURPRISE! Kashinling Adake and Wazir Singh are UNSOLD

Apr 08, 2019 - 19:44 (IST)

SOLD! Darshan Kadian goes to Puneri Paltan for Rs 20 lakh

Apr 08, 2019 - 19:43 (IST)

SOLD! Manjeet goes to Puneri Paltan for Rs 63 lakh

Apr 08, 2019 - 19:41 (IST)

SOLD! Rohit Baliyan retain U Mumba using FBM for Rs 35 lakh

Apr 08, 2019 - 19:38 (IST)

SOLD! Pawan Kumar goes to Puneri Paltan for Rs 20 lakh

Apr 08, 2019 - 19:37 (IST)

SOLD! Nilesh Salunke goes to Jaipur Pink Panthers for Rs 23.5 lakh

Apr 08, 2019 - 19:35 (IST)

GB More, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Naveen, Jasvir Singh all go UNSOLD

Apr 08, 2019 - 19:33 (IST)

SOLD! K Prapanjan goes to Bengal Warriors for Rs 55.5 lakh

The Pro Kabaddi Season seven auction will take place on the 8th and 9th of April 2019, where 12 franchises will battle it out to add some of the best kabaddi talents in the world to their team’s rosters for the upcoming campaign.

With stars such as Rahul Chaudhari, Rishank Devadiga and Abozar Mohajermighani up for grabs, the action in the auction room promises to be intense. The purse for each team has been raised to ₹4.4 crore and the teams will be expected to sign a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 25 to their roster.

Highlights Pro Kabaddi League Auction 2019 Siddharth Desai top buy at Rs 145 crore Irans Esmaeil Nabibaksh most expensive foreigner

Telugu Titans star Rahul Chaudhari will be the man to watch out for in the Hyderabad leg of Pro Kabaddi. PKL

Teams that have already exercised the ‘Elite Retained Players’ option to keep hold of a maximum of four elite players will have two Final Bid Matches at their disposal. The Final Bid Match option will allow franchises to match the highest bid received for a non-retained player who played for their franchise in season six and continue their association for season seven.

Each team is also required to have a minimum of two foreign players and a maximum of four in their roster for the upcoming campaign.

Future Kabaddi Heroes

Once again, the Pro Kabaddi auction will feature the ‘Future Kabaddi Heroes’ graduates, who will enter the pool under the ‘New Young Players’ category. Teams will be allowed to pick up to six players from this category for the upcoming campaign.

With the aim of building squad continuity, the league has introduced a new category called ‘Retained Young Players’, under which the teams can retain players previously picked from the new young players' category after the player has completed two campaigns with the franchise.

This works in the favour of the youngsters who have displayed strong performances and can continue playing with their respective teams and allows the franchises to build continuity with young talents that they helped develop. These Retained Young Players are over and above the existing cap of the six ‘New Young Players’ that a franchise can have.

With several world-class and upcoming talents to choose from, teams will be certain to bid big for the players that they believe will present them with the best chance to capture the Pro Kabaddi crown. The action in the auction room will undeniably be the precursor and set the precedent for the upcoming campaign.

Content Courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com

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