Iranian Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh became the most expensive overseas player at the auction and was brought by Puneri Paltan for Rs 2.35 crore. Shadloui’s countryman Fazel Atrachali became the second-most expensive overseas player and was sold to the Gujarat Giants for Rs 1.60 crore. Maninder Singh stays with the Bengal Warriors, as they used their Final Bid Match (FBM) card to get their captain back for Rs 2.12 crore. He is the second-most expensive domestic player and third overall. ‘
A total of 137 matches will be played in the 10th edition of PKL. As many as 132 league stage matches will be followed by the playoff comprising five matches, two eliminators, two semifinals and the final.
The base price in category A was Rs 30 lakh, category B was Rs 20 lakh whereas in categories C and D, the base prices were placed at Rs 13 lakh and Rs 9 lakh respectively. The two-day auction began on Monday with 12 teams bidding for players, both Indian and overseas, from categories A and B. The auctions for categories C and D will take place on Tuesday.