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PKL Season 10: Player Auction Set to Ignite Mumbai with Record-breaking Excitement

The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has officially announced the dates for its upcoming Season 10 Player Auction, scheduled to take place on the 8th and 9th of September 2023 in Mumbai. The auction, organized by Mashal Sports, will see over 500 players entering the auction pool this year. Notably, the player purse has been raised from INR 4.4 crore to INR 5 crore, allowing franchises more flexibility in building their squads. Additionally, 24 players from the two finalist teams of the Khelo India University Games 2023 will also be included in the auction pool.

Mashal Sports, the organizers of PKL, have expressed their enthusiasm for the milestone Season 10 Player Auction, which they believe will be a significant moment in the league's history. Mr Anupam Goswami, Head of Sports Leagues at Mashal Sports and League Commissioner of PKL, emphasized the importance of the auction in selecting top kabaddi athletes from around the world for the participating teams. Franchises have the option to retain players from their Season 9 squads, with a maximum limit of 6 players under the Elite Retained Players classification, adhering to the league's policies.


The player pool for Season 10 will consist of domestic and overseas players, categorized into four groups: Category A, B, C, and D. Within each category, players will be further classified as 'All-Rounders,' 'Defenders,' or 'Raiders.' The base prices for the respective categories are as follows: Category A - INR 30 Lakh, Category B - INR 20 Lakh, Category C - INR 13 Lakh, and Category D - INR 9 Lakh.

Mashal Sports, in collaboration with Disney Star and under the supervision of the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI), has successfully developed PKL into one of India's most thriving sports leagues. With the highest number of matches among all sports leagues in the country, the Pro Kabaddi League has not only revitalized the perception of Kabaddi and its athletes within India but has also inspired other nations to strengthen their domestic Kabaddi programs after witnessing the participation of their players in PKL.