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422 players to be part of PKL-6 auctions on May 30, 31

IANS  |  Mumbai 

A total of 422 players will go under the hammer when the two-day auction for the upcoming sixth season of the League (PKL) gets underway here on May 30.

Of the 422 players, 58 will be overseas players while 87 players will be coming from the Future Heroes Programme (FKH), a nationwide talent scouting programme.

Besides India, the auction will witness representation from 14 other countries like Iran, Bangladesh, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Malaysia, and others.

Out of the 12 franchises, nine have chosen their elite Retained Players and the remaining 3 will construct their teams from scratch.

Commenting on the auction, League said: "The auction for Pro Season VI will be the culmination of the policy for the upcoming season, which has been designed for long term association as well as even redistribution of athletic talent."

"It epitomises the continuing advancement in for quality of competition, along with the right balance between compensation to athletes and affordability for their employers," he added.

The 13-week long sixth season of the league will begin on October 19.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 18:08 IST
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