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Pro Kabaddi League: 29 players retained

A total of 29 players have been retained by their respective franchisees of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) under the Elite Retained Players category, the organisers announced on Monday. The number of retained players for the upcoming season, starting July 19, has increased from the previous season s 21. The non-retained players will go under the hammer at the auctions, to be held on April 8-9. The League is cognizant of the significance of squad continuity and long-term association of players with their respective teams towards creating strong hooks and bonds for fans as well as sponsors. With this realisation, PKL has consistently strengthened its Player Retention Policy to facilitate and augment squad continuity, to benefit players as well as their teams, said League Commissioner Anupam Goswami. The Elite Player Retention cap has been increased from a maximum of four to six. Franchises can retain up to six elite players from either category A, B or C, with a maximum of two each

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