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Pro Kabaddi League 2018 Auction: Raiders Sold For Big Bucks

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| June 1 , 2018 , 11:07 IST

The Pro Kabaddi League 2018 auction ended on Thursday. The teams broke many records in bidding for players this year. Six players created history by crossing the mark of Rs 1 crore which included Indian and overseas players as well.

The total salary purse was for Rs.4 crore for each franchise from which they could buy around 18-25 players.

A total of 58 players from 14 international countries went into auction including Iran, Bangladesh, Republic of Korea, Kenya, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

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Monu Goyat got the highest bid when he was picked up for Rs. 1.51 crore by the Haryana Steelers; he also emerged as the highest paid player in the history of PKL. Telugu Titans secured Rahul Chaudhary for Rs. 1.29 crore.

Deepak Hooda and Nitin Tomar were the other high value purchases bought by Jaipur Pink Panthers and Puneri Palthan for Rs. 1.15 crore.

Iran defense player Fazel Atrachali was the highest paid overseas player, who was bought by U Mumba for Rs. 1 crore.

On day 2, Prashant Kumar was the biggest bid as a category B player, after he was bought for Rs. 79 lakh on Thursday by UP Yodha.

Chandran Ranjit and Vikash Khandola were amongst the highest bid as category B players. They were bought for Rs. 61.25 lakh by Dabang Delhi and Rs. 47 lakh by Haryana Steelers respectively. Dharmaraj Cheralathan went to U Mumba for Rs. 46 lakh.