The nation is already buzzing with the PKL auction doing hefty rounds amongst the sports aficionados. Fans can’t wait to see the colours that will be adorning the likes of Siddharth Desai, Pardeep Narwal and Deepak Niwas Hooda. One thing that everyone is wondering is what is FBM Card in Pro Kabaddi League Auction 2022.
How about we throw a spanner in all the anticipations for a while? Well, they may return to their old team itself without the contingencies not even having to place a bid. Sounds bizarre right? That is exactly where the Final Bid Match (FBM) rule comes into picture.
Here is everything that you need to know about the FBM card in Pro Kabaddi League Auction
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The Final Bid Match rule will be allowing the teams to buy back their players that have been released ahead of the auction but the prices will have to be the same as that of the new team bidding for them. The FBM card allows the bidding for a player who was previously wearing the jersey of the previous team but the amount quoted the last should be matched too.
However, there is a limit to the number of FBM Cards that one can use. If a side has retained six elite players, then no FBMs can be used. However, if five elite players have been used then one FBM card can be exercised.
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Once the bidding of a specific player has been completed at the PKL Auction 2022, the team in question will be allowed to use their FBM card and the process should be coming through the auctioneer. If the team accepts the FBM then the player goes to the old franchise and if the old franchise doesn’t show interest, then the team that put in the latest bid would be landing the player in question.
The FBM card was introduced ahead of Season 6 which allows a new spectrum to the teams to build their playing forces. A string of notable names who were being subjected to the FBM cards in season 7 auction were Nitin Tomar, Mahender Singh, Parvesh Bhainswal and Rishank Devadiga.