Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League season 9 auction, taking place in Mumbai this weekend. We will bring you news from the big auction as it happens, with on-ground updates coming in from Amol Karhadkar.
Top signings on Day 1
Pawan Sehrawat (Tamil Thalaivas) Rs. 2.26 crore
Vikash Khandola (Bengaluru Bulls) Rs. 1.70 crore
Fazel Atrachali (Puneri Paltan) Rs. 1.37 crore
*Guman Singh (U Mumba) Rs. 1.215 crore
Pardeep Narwal (UP Yoddhas) Rs. 90 lakh (FBM)
*Sunil Kumar (Jaipur Pink Panthers) Rs. 90 lakh
* base price Rs. 20 lakh, others base price Rs. 30 lakh
The day two of PKL auction will kick off . All the 12 teams will look to complete their squads with players from the remaining categories.
Full list of retained players
Elite Retained Players: Maninder Singh – Raider, Manoj Gowda K. – All-rounder, Akash Pikalmunde – Raider
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Suyog Baban Gaikar – Raider, R Guhan – Raider, Parshant Kumar – Raider, Vaibhav Bhausaheb Garje – Defender
Elite Retained Players: Mahender Singh – Defender, Mayur Jagannath Kadam – Defender, More G B – Raider
Retained Young Players: Saurabh Nandal – Defender
Existing New Young Players: Bharat – Raider, Rohit Kumar – Defender, Vinod Lachmayya Naik – Defender
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Aman – Defender, Rajnesh – Defender, Yash Hooda – Defender
DABANG DELHI K.C.
Elite Retained Players: Vijay – All-rounder
Retained Young Players: Naveen Kumar – Raider
Existing New Young Players: Dipak – Defender, Krishan – Defender, Vinay Kumar – Defender, Ashu Malik – Raider
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Ashish Narwal – Raider, Manjeet – Raider, Suraj Panwar – Raider, Vijay – Defender
Elite Retained Players: Sonu – Raider
Existing New Young Players: Rakesh – Raider, Gaurav Chhikara – Raider, Sohit – Raider, Sonu Singh – Raider
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Parteek Dhaiya – Raider, Rohan Singh – All-rounder
Retained Young Players: Vinay – Raider
Existing New Young Players: Meetu – Raider, Jaideep – Defender, Ankit – Defender, Mohit – Defender
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Monu – Defender, Naveen – Defender, Harsh – Defender, Sunny – Defender
JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS
Elite Retained Players: Arjun Deshwal – Raider, Sahul Kumar – Defender
Existing New Young Players: Deepak – Defender
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Devank – Raider, Ankush – Defender, Ashish – Defender, Abhishek KS – Defender
Elite Retained Players: Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh – All-rounder, Sajin Chandrasekar – All-rounder, Monu – Raider, Neeraj Kumar – Defender
Existing New Young Players: Rohit – Raider, Manish – Defender
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Ranjit Venkatramana Naik – Raider, Anuj Kumar – Raider, Naveen Sharma – Defender, Thiyagarajan Yuvaraj – Defender
Elite Retained Players: Sombir – Defender, Abinesh Nadarajan – Defender
Retained Young Players: Pankaj Mohite – Raider, Sanket Sawant – Defender
Existing New Young Players: Aslam Inamdar – Raider, Mohit Goyat – Raider, Akash Santosh Shinde – Raider, Shubham Nitin Shelke – Raider, Govind Gurjar – All-rounder
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Aditya Tushar Shinde – Raider, Badal Taqdir Singh – Defender
Elite Retained Players: Ajinkya Ashok Pawar – Raider
Retained Young Players: Sagar – Defender, Himanshu – Defender, M. Abishek – Defender
Existing New Young Players: Himanshu – Raider, Sahil – Defender, Ashish – Defender, Mohit – Defender
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Himanshu – Raider, Narender – Raider, Jatin – Raider
Retained Young Players: Ankit Beniwal – Raider, Rajnish – Raider
Existing New Young Players: Muhammed Shihas S – Defender, Palla Ramakrishna – Defender, Prince – Defender
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Vinay – Raider, Mohit Pahal – Defender, Mohit – Defender, Nitin – Defender
Elite Retained Players: Rinku – Defender
Existing New Young Players: Kamlesh – Raider, Shivam – Raider, Prince – Defender, Rahul – Defender
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Sachin – Raider, Pranay Vinay Rane – Raider, Rupesh – Raider, Shivansh Thakur – Defender
Elite Retained Players: Nitesh Kumar – Defender
Retained Young Players: Surender Gill – Raider, Sumit – Defender, Ashu Singh – Defender
Existing New Young Players: Nitin Panwar – All-rounder, Shubham Kumar – Defender, Aman – Raider, Rohit Tomar – Raider
Franchisee Nominated New Young Players: Durgesh Kumar – Raider, Mahipal – Raider, Anil Kumar – Raider
Each Pro Kabaddi League team needs to have a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 25.
The 12 teams will each have a total player purse of ₹4.4 crores. However, a team’s funds will reduce based on the retentions and purchases on day 1. A player’s total salary for the PKL season is determined by the price at which he is signed by a team.
Category D – INR 6 Lakhs.
The PKL teams also have a choice of retention of players from their respective squads from last season, as per the league policies. The franchisees are allowed to retain up to 6 players under the Elite Retained Players category and up to 4 New Young Players (NYPs) under stipulated conditions in each PKL season. The players, who are not retained by the franchisees from the pool of 500+ players, will go under the hammer during the two-day auction process in Mumbai.
The Season 9 Player Pool has been expanded to 500+ including the 24 players from the top 2 teams of the Khelo India University Games 2021, Bangalore.
As things stand, the day 2 of PKL auction is not being telecast anywhere. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted!