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Mumbai: VIVO Pro Kabaddi League, India’s biggest domestic sporting league, gears up for yet another season of thrilling action, with the announcement of the “Elite Retained Players”. The League today announced the players who would continue their association with their respective franchises for VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season VI starting 19th October, 2018. Marking the first milestone for season VI, a total of 21 players from Season V were retained by their respective franchises. The “Elite Player Retention” framework is a key constituent to build team continuity for the longer term and the franchises were thus encouraged to retain key players of their choosing for the upcoming season.
Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi said, “The League is strongly in favour of team stability and instituting it at a policy level to enable strong team structures. The player retention framework has been strengthened to encourage continuity and a longer term association between player and franchise, to the benefit of both. Squad talent, formation and development have always been top priority for us. Interventions like “Elite Player Retention” and the “Future Kabaddi Heroes” programme will go a long way towards ensuring that VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season VI offers the highest level of talent and competition for India’s own sport.”
The list of “Elite Retained Players” is appended below: