The total Salary Purse available to each franchise for their squads has increased from INR 4.4 crore to INR 5 crore after three seasons.
The Domestic and Overseas players will be divided into four categories: Category A, B, C and D. The players will be further subdivided as ‘All-Rounders’, ‘Defenders’ and ‘Raiders’ within each category. The base prices for each of the categories are Category A – INR 30 Lakh, Category B – INR 20 Lakh, Category C – INR 13 Lakh, and Category D – INR 9 Lakh. The Season 10 Player Pool consists of 500-plus talents, including the 24 players from the two finalist teams of the Khelo India University Games 2023
Anupam Goswami, Head Sports Leagues, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner, Pro Kabaddi League said, “The tenth Season is obviously such a major milestone for any contemporary sports league in India. The PKL Season X Player Auction too will be a landmark in PKL’s history. Along with the retentions and nominations under the Season X Player Policy, our 12 franchises will use the Player Auction to select the world’s best kabaddi athletes for their Teams.”
The PKL teams also have a choice of retaining players from their respective PKL Season 9 squads as per the league policies. The franchises are allowed to retain up to six players under the Elite Retained Players classification under stipulated conditions in each PKL season. The players, who are not retained by the franchises and from the pool of 500-plus players, will go under the hammer during the two-day auction process in Mumbai.
The dates for the upcoming season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 2023) is yet to be announced.