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Category B Raider Prashant Kumar Rai bags a whopping 79 lakhs in day 2 VIVO Pro Kabaddi auctions

The Vivo Pro Kabaddi Player Auctions 2018 redefined the Kabaddi Ecosystem:

  • Raider Prashant Kumar Rai bags the highest Bid as a Category B player in PKL history, bought by U.P Yoddhas, netting a spectacular price of INR 79 Lakhs
  • Monu Goyat at INR 1.51 crores took the title of highest paid player in Kabaddi history surpassing Nitin Tomar’s 93 Lakh bid in Season V
  • Total INR 45.93 crore was spent by the Franchises over the last two days!
  • A total number of 181 players were bought by the 12 franchises (subject to final confirmation)

 

Top 5 Indian Players

Rank

Player Name

Price

Team

1

Monu Goyat

1.51 crores

Haryana Steelers

2

Rahul Chaudhari

1.29 crores

Telugu Titans

3

Deepak Niwas Hooda

1.15 crores

Jaipur Pink Panthers

4

Nitin Tomar

1.15 crores

Puneri Paltans

5

Rishank Devadiga

1.11 crores

UP Yoddha

 

Top 5 International Players

Rank

Player Name

Price

Team

Nationality

1

Fazel Atrachali

1 crore

U Mumba

Iran

2

Abozar Mohajermighani

76 lakhs

Telugu Titans

Iran

3

Ziaur Rahman

33.25 lakhs

Bengal Warriors

Bangladesh

4

Jang Kun Lee

33 lakhs

Bengal Warriors

Republic of Korea

5

Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan

21.50 lakhs

Telugu Titans

Iran

 

Top 5 Category B Players

Rank

Player Name

Price

Team

1

Prashant Kumar Rai

79 lakhs

UP Yoddha

2

Chandran Ranjit

61.25 lakhs

Dabang Delhi

3

Vikash Khandola

47 lakhs

Haryana Steelers

4

Dharmaraj Cheralathan

46 lakhs

U Mumba

5

Vishal Mane

45 lakhs

Dabang Delhi


MUMBAI, May 31st, 2018: VIVO Pro Kabaddi, India’s biggest non-cricket sports league, concluded the Season 6 Player Auctions on a historic note. Monu Goyat shattered all records in the Kabaddi ecosystem netting a spectacular 1.51 crores, becoming the highest payed non-cricket sportsman in Kabaddi history. Among the foreign players, it was Fazel Atrachali who had the highest pay day after netting a whopping 1 crore sum. Other Star Marquee Players like Rahul Chaudhari who was retained by Telugu Titans via FBM for 1.29 crores, Deepak Niwas Hooda who was bought by Jaipur Pink Panthers for 1.15 crores and Nitin Tomar who was bought by Puneri Paltans for 1.15 crores were critical acquisitions in the auction. At the end, a total of INR 45.93 crore was spent on 422 players, a huge jump from the season 5 auctions.

While Day 1 was dominated by Category-A stars, Day 2 saw the franchises strategically planning to construct the perfect balance between experienced and young players, to craft winning teams. On Day 2 of the auction, Indian players from Category B, C and D, went under the hammer. Prashant Kumar Rai secured the highest bid on Day 2 acquired by Team U.P Yoddhas, for an amount of INR 79 Lakhs.

Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi said, “With the addition of a score of talented individuals, Season VI of VIVO Pro Kabaddi has now begun! Franchises prepared strategic plans, and were seen bidding fiercely over the course of the 2 days. Every squad now has an excellent amalgamation of domestic, overseas and some talented young players. I want to congratulate Monu Goyat for being the highest bid player in the auctions, and also wish every drafted player the best for the anticipated sixth season of the league.”

For further information, please contact:

Star Sports

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Karuna Iyer | +91 9833790991 | Karuna.iyer@bm.com