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Prannoy most expensive buy in auction; Sindhu, Saina retained

DNMUM398327 | 10/10/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :141

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Indian men’s singles shuttlers went laughing all the way to the bank in the player auction of the upcoming season of the Premier Badminton League in Hyderabad on Monday.
HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth emerged as the most expensive buys, even more than PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.
While Prannoy was picked up by Ahmedabad Smash Masters for Rs 62 lakh, Awadhe Warriors had to shell out Rs 56.1 lakh to get the services of Srikanth.
Among top women’s shuttlers, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were retained by their respective franchises.
Defending champions Chennai Smashers retained Olympic silver medallist Sindhu for Rs 48.75 lakh. The 22-year-old had fetched Rs 39 lakhs during the last auction.
Saina was retained for Rs 41.
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