Nilesh Shinde, probably the most experienced defender in Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) and a former captain of Dabang Delhi has been removed from the list of 422 players, which were going under hammer in PKL 2018 Auctions. Most of the fans may not have noticed it as the list is huge, but he his name has been struck off from the list because of unwanted reasons. His name was removed from the list because he is facing a criminal case for allegedly assaulting a man in a local Kabaddi event in Mumbai, last year. A case was booked under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by weapon), 504 (breach of peace) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code, according to Sportskeeda. Also Read - Pro Kabaddi League 2018: UP Yoddha Enters Playoffs; Patna Ousted
The ace defender was slotted in Category B of PKL (prior to auctions), where the base price of the players is Rs 12 lakh. Also Read - Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Bengaluru Registers Convincing Win Over Jaipur
So here’s what exactly happened:
Shinde along with a friend of his, who happens to be a trainer for Bengal Warriors had gone to watch a local kabaddi match in Mumbai. Once the match was over, Shinde and his friend got into a tussle with a local kabaddi player, named Sawant. On seeing this, Shinde’s friend stepped in and the two of them thrashed the local player who started bleeding profusely soon. He was rushed to the hospital and a complaint was lodged against both Shinde and his friend at the Nehru Nagar Police Station. Shinde and his friend was not arrested but that was the reason why this name was erased from the auction list.
Meanwhile, Monu Goyat became the costliest player ever at PKL. Monu was roped in by Haryana Steelers for a whopping amount of Rs 1. 51 CR. Apart from him five other became crorepatis as well.