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Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022 Where & When to watch, 500+ players will be auctioned

Aug 5, 2022

The Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2022 is all set with its auction for December 2022 season from August 5, Friday to August 6, Saturday in Mumbai. For the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League, more than 500 players will be under the auction hammer. The 12 teams of PKL will be spending Rs 44 crores to strengthen their squads.

A total of 111 players are retained across three different categories with 41 Franchisees-nominated New Young Players, 38 New Young Players (NYP),19 Elite Retained Players (ERP) and 13 in the Retained Young Players category as teams looking to build a strong and better, this year.

According to the retaining conditions, a franchise can retain up to six players under the ERP (Elite Retained Player) category and up to four New Young Players (NYPs) in each Pro Kabaddi League season. Check out this list of retained players by each franchise.

Why watch the PKL auction in 2022?

The renowned sports presenter and commentator Charu Sharma would be the auctioneer for the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League auction 2022. He was in the public eye at the Indian Premier League Auction 2022.

Each team of season 9 would be having Rs 4.4 crores in their purse. However, the total purse amount will be reduced based on the retention made by the team. There would be four categories of players based on base prices as given below:

Category ARs 30 lakh
Category BRs 20 lakh
Category CRs 10 lakh
Category DRs 6 lakh

PKL 2022: Elite Retained Players List

As per rules, each Pro Kabaddi League shall have at least 18 players and not more than 25 players in their squad. At the 2022 auction, Haryana Steelers and Telugu Titans are the only teams to have not retained any elite players.

Bengal WarriorsManinder Singh, Manoj Gowda, and Akash Pikalmunde
Bengaluru BullsMahender Singh, Mayur Kadam. and More G B
Dabang DelhiVijay
Gujarat GiantsSonu
Patna PiratesMohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Sajin Chandrasekar, and Neeraj Kumar, Mon
Puneri PaltanSombir and Abinesh Nadarajan
Jaipur Pink PanthersArjun Deshwal and Sahul Kumar
Tamil ThalaivaaAjinkya Pawar
U MumbaRinku
UP YoddhaNitesh Kumar

Where can you watch the PKL auction live?

The Pro Kabaddi League Player Auction will be live on August 5, 18.30 (IST) onwards on the Star Sports Network. Plus, you can watch live streaming on the Disney+Hostar OTT platform.

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