Kochi: The first Prime Volleyball League auctions held earlier today here in Kochi saw over 400 players being auctioned. The auction witnessed 84 players being picked up by the seven franchises who were part of the auction today.
Ashwal Rai, Karthik A and Jerome Vinith were acquired for the highest bids (Rs. 15 lakh) by Kolkata Thunderbolts, Kochi Blue Spikers and Calicut Heroes respectively in the Prime Volleyball Auction in Kochi on Tuesday. A total of 24 players in the Platinum and Gold categories went under the hammer in the first session of the day as the seven franchises – the Calicut Heroes, Kochi Blue Spikers, Ahmedabad Defenders, Hyderabad Black Hawks, Chennai Blitz, Bengaluru Torpedoes and the Kolkata Thunderbolts vied for the best talent. Over 300 players in the U-21, Silver and Bronze categories were up for grabs for the franchises in the second session of the day. Each of the franchises could select a total of 14 players for their squads, including 12 Indian and 2 International players.