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VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6 gives fans the power to choose their players

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MUMBAI: Riding on the back of 5 phenomenal seasons, VIVO Pro Kabaddi, scheduled to take place on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 in Mumbai, will witness a stronger fan engagement this season. VIVO Pro Kabaddi launched a contest on their official website by giving fans a chance to don the owner’s hat this season. Fans get a chance to pick players for their favourite team,  fans can select 3 players for their team – a Raider, a Defender and an All-rounder. Fans can log onto https://www.prokabaddi.com/fan-voice, select their favourite team and choose players who they think will make it to their favourite team till May 30th -  the first day of the auction.

VIVO PKL Season VI Player Auction from the broadcasters perspective:

Taking the player auctions a notch higher is the introduction of the Bid-o-Meter, a graphical representation, similar to a speed-o-meter with three distinct ranges (Steal| Fair| Ambitious) for television only. While a bid for a player is active, the needle of the “Bid-o-Meter” will move along the range according to the current bid price till it settles on the final bid, this is done through a backend algorithm that has been tried and tested. The Bid-o-meter uses an analytical algorithm to determine the fair price range for only “Category A Domestic Players” who will be part of the auction process.

Total Number of players:

A total of 422 players will be drafted into the auction pool of which 58 are Overseas players and 87 are players from the Future Kabaddi Heroes Programme (FKH), a nationwide talent scouting programme. The auctions will witness player representation from 14 other countries including Iran, Bangladesh, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka. The two-day auction will mark the first event for Season VI, with the franchises coming together to build their teams. Out of the 12 franchises, 9 have chosen their Elite Retained Players and the remaining 3 will construct their teams from scratch.

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