The fifth edition of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is all set to begin in July 2017 and the auction of players for the tournament took place in Delhi on Monday and it will continue on Tuesday, as, it is the 2 days auction.

This time around the league will be bigger by a good margin as compared to the previous editions given the entry of four new teams into the fold in the likes of Gujarat, Haryana, Chennai and Uttar Pradesh, which will make it total of 12 franchises.

The upcoming edition of the PKL is being touted as its biggest season ever, starting with its most expensive auction with a 10-time increase in the purse over the first season. Also Check: Pro Kabaddi League 2017: Have no problem playing with or against Pakistan players, says Indian Kabaddi team captain Anup Kumar

All the franchises are allowed to spend maximum Rs 4 crores each in the auction, while players fall under eight categories, with base price ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 35 lakh. Each team will also be required to have a minimum of two foreign players in their squad, with an upper limit of four.

On the day 1 of the auction, Nitin Tomar became the costliest player in the history of PKL as he was bought by the new franchise Uttar Pradesh for Rs 93 Lakh. Meanwhile, star allrounder Manjeet Chillar and raider Rohit Kumar, raised eyebrows as they were sold for a whopping Rs 75.5 lakh and Rs 81 lakh respectively.

List of players sold on Day 1 of auction:

Nitin Tomar sold to team UP for Rs 93 lakh
CPO Surjeet Singh sold to team Haryana for Rs 42.5 lakh
Shabeer Bappu sold to U-Mumba for Rs 45 lakh
Ajay sold to Bengaluru Bulls for Rs 48.5 lakh
Rajesh Mondal sold to Puneri Paltan for Rs 42 lakh
Rohit Kumar sold to Bengaluru Bulls for Rs 81 lakh
Mahendra Ganesh Rajput sold to team Gujarat for Rs 25 lakh
Selvamani K sold to Jaipur Pink Panthers for Rs 73 lakh
Rishank Devadiga sold to team UP for Rs 45.5 lakh
Nitin Madane sold to U-Mumba for Rs 28.50 lakh
Sukesh Hegde solt to team Gujarat for Rs 31.5 lakh
Kashiling Adake sold to U-Mumba for Rs 48 lakh
Monu Goyat sold to Patna Pirates for Rs 44.5 lakh
Jasvir Singh sold to Jaipur Pink Panthers for Rs 51 lakh
Ravi Dalal sold to Dabang Delhi for Rs 20 lakh
Sonu Narwal sold to team Haryana for Rs 21 lakh
Amit Hooda sold to team Tamil Nadu for Rs 63 lakh
Rohit Rana sold to Telugu Titans for Rs 27.5 lakh
Mohit Chhillar sold to team Haryana Rs 46.5 lakh
Jeeva Kumar sold to team UP for Rs 52 lakh
Nilesh Shinde sold to Dabang Delhi for Rs 35.5 lakh
Cherlathan sold to Puneri Paltan for Rs 46 lakh
Joginder Singh Narwal sold to U-Mumba for Rs 25 lakh
Ravinder Pahal sold to Bengaluru Bulls for Rs 50 lakh
Girish Maruti sold to Puneri Paltan Rs 33.50 lakh
Surjeet Singh sold to Bengal Warriors for Rs 73 lakh
Sachin Shingade sold to Patna Pirates for Rs 42.5 lakh
Anil Kumar sold to team Tamil Nadu for Rs 25.50 lakh
Vishal Mane sold to Patna Pirates for Rs 36.5 lakh
Rakesh Kumar sold to Telugu Titans for Rs 45 lakh
Ran Singh sold to Bengaluru Bulls for Rs 47.5 lakh
Rajesh Narwal sold to team UP for Rs 69 lakh
Manjeet Chhillar sold to Jaipur Pink Panthers for Rs 75.5 lakh
Kuldeep Singh sold to U-Mumba for Rs 51.5 lakh
Sandeep Narwal sold to Puneri Paltan for Rs 66 lakh
Mohammad Maghsoudlou sold to Patna Pirates for Rs 8 lakh
Dongiu Hong sold to U-Mumba for Rs 20 lakh
Takamitsu Kono sold to Puneri Paltan for Rs 8 lakh
Yung Kono sold to U-Mumba for Rs 8.1 lakh
Suliema Kabir sold to team UP for Rs 12.6 lakh
Khomsan Thoingkam sold to team Haryana for Rs 20.4 lakh
AbuFazal sold to Dabang Delhi for Rs 31.8 lakh
Hadi Oshtorok sold to U-Mumba for Rs 18.6 lakh
Abozar Mohajermighani sold to Team Gujarat for RS 50 lakh
Farhad Rahimi sold to Telugu Titans for Rs 29 lakh
Ziaur Rehman sold to Puneri Paltan for Rs 16.6 lakh