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PKL 9 Auction: Hotly contested event with big names and record-breaking bids

PKL 9 Auction Live

The PKL auction is one of the most hotly contested events in sports. During the two-day auction, some of the biggest names in kabaddi go under the hammer.

The first big move comes from Vikash Kandola as Bengaluru Bulls outbid UP Yoddhas to sign the raider. Pawan Sehrawat is next and he gets the highest bid in PKL history from Tamil Thalaivas for 2.26 crore.

Day 1

After a successful season eight, the 12 PKL teams will look to bolster their rosters in this two-day player auction. Some big-name players are up for grabs as Pawan Sehrawat and Vikash Kandola will be released by their previous clubs.

The bidding begins for defender Parvesh Bhainswal, who has a base price of 30 lakh. Telugu Titans and Gujarat Giants are in a tug-of-war for the player.

The bids for raiders SK Kavinder and Fazel Atrachali is hotly contested as well. The latter gets a 1.43 crore bid from U Mumba. Heidarali Ekrami and Gholamabbas Korouki are also in the hunt for the defender. The Tamil Thalaivas miss out on Vikash, who is snapped up by the Patna Pirates for 2.26 crore. That makes him the most expensive player in PKL history.

Day 2

The auction process for PKL season 10 will see Domestic, Overseas and New Young Players go under the hammer. The players have been grouped into four categories – Category A, B, C and D – and further subdivided into ‘All-Rounders’, ‘Defenders’ and ‘Raiders’. Category A players have a base price of Rs 30 lakh, Category B of Rs 20 lakh, Category C of Rs 13 lakh and Category D of Rs 9 lakh.

The PKL auction starts with Pawan Sehrawat going to Tamil Thalaivas for Rs 2.26 crore. Star raider Vikash Khandola is up next as Bengaluru Bulls and Tamil Thalaivas engage in a tug of war for the player. Ultimately, Vikash joins the franchise for 1.50 crore. Iran player Mohammad Nabibakhsh also finds a home with Puneri Paltan as they sign him for Rs 87 lakh.

Day 3

PKL season 9 is set to start in early December and teams are putting their best team on the table for the two-day auctions. The player auction will see big names like Pardeep Narwal, Fazel Atrachali and Pawan Sehrawat up for grabs as franchises splurge crores.

Jharkhand defender Parvesh Bhainswal is first up for auction with a base price of 30 Lakhs. Telugu Titans and Dabang Delhi fight for him. Then Gujarat Giants jump in and use their FBM card to retain him.

Day 4

PKL season 10 player auction will be held on September 8 and 9 in Mumbai, Mashal Sports announced. The auction will feature domestic, overseas and New Young Players (NYPs) and will be divided into categories A, B, C and D. These will be further sub-divided into All-Rounders, Defenders and Raiders.

First up is Iran star Mohammad Nabibakhsh. He is sold to Puneri Paltan for Rs 87 lakh.

The next up is defender Surjeet Singh. Telugu Titans and Gujarat Giants are battling it out for him. The defending champions eventually sign him for 50 lakhs. Pawan Sehrawat is up next. The hi-flyer attracts the highest bid so far and becomes the most expensive player in PKL history!

Day 5

The auction for Pro Kabaddi League season 10 will take place on September 8 and 9. It will feature over 500 players from both domestic and overseas. The players will be divided into four categories — Category A, Category B, Category C and Category D. Each of these categories will be further subdivided into ‘All-Rounders,’ ‘Defenders’ and ‘Raiders’.

Pawan Sehrawat is the costliest buy of the day, joining Tamil Thalivas for Rs 2.26 crore! Guman Singh is next up as he is snapped up by U Mumba for a whopping sum of Rs 1.21 crore!

Pardeep Narwal, who was the most expensive buy in PKL S8, is snatched by UP Yoddhas for Rs 1.65 crore. The former Bengal Warriors raider is also one of the most promising youngsters in kabaddi.

Television Broadcasting of MLB Games and Its Impact

Major League Baseball

MLB is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world. It has 30 teams, divided into two groups: the American League and the National League.

The games are televised by the ESPN and Fox Sports networks, as well as local broadcast stations and regional sports networks. A few national telecasts are non-exclusive, and may air in tandem with a game’s local broadcaster. mlb중계


In the United Kingdom, major league baseball began to be broadcast on television in the late 1980s. First shown on satellite channel Screensport, and then on Sky Sports, the rights were eventually taken over by terrestrial channel Channel 5 in 1997. The channel would show two MLB games per week, including Sunday Night Baseball, until it closed in 2008 following the Global Financial Crisis, and later by newly-launched cable and satellite broadcaster BT Sport in 2013 which has aired MLB ever since.

Over the years, MLB broadcasts helped shape the emerging medium of cable television, with channels such as ESPN and Fox Sports gaining prominence in the early part of the 21st Century partially on the back of their national baseball packages. In 2009, the league itself launched a dedicated baseball cable channel called The Baseball Network, although this was short-lived. Currently, most games that are not aired by national outlets such as ESPN, Fox Sports 1, and TBS are broadcast on local broadcast stations or regional sports networks, and those broadcasts are often subject to blackouts in the teams’ home markets.


In the United States, Major League Baseball has been televised since the 1950s. Originally broadcast on the experimental station W2XBS, the games would become regular attractions for ABC, CBS, and NBC before Fox rose to prominence partially due to its acquisition of MLB rights in 1996. These broadcasts helped shape the medium of cable television, allowing out-of-market fans to gain access through networks such as ESPN and TBS.

In 2009, MLB would launch its own cable network, MLB Network, which picked up game packages from its national media partners and local broadcasters. Viewers outside of a local team’s market can see games on the network but are subject to blackouts in areas where a regional broadcaster is airing a game.

The BBC has shown Major League Baseball in the UK on a weekly basis since the late 1980s, when the games were first televised on satellite channel Screensport. After Screensport closed, Sky Sports took over the rights and branded it MLB on Five until the network ended its free-to-air coverage of the game in 2008, leaving terrestrial broadcaster Channel 5 as sole rights holder.


In English-speaking countries, Major League Baseball (MLB) games are broadcast on television. MLB games are aired on a network of local and regional sports channels. MLB games are also aired nationally on ESPN, Fox Sports 1, and TBS. MLB games are also available on cable outlets such as MLB Network, which airs games in prime time on certain nights of the season and is branded as Baseball Night in America.

The governing body for MLB is the Major League Baseball Commissioner, who hires and maintains the sport’s umpires and negotiates marketing, labor, and television contracts. The commissioner oversees the development of rules and regulations for the game, such as those regarding the length of an inning and the number of outs required to end a game. The Commissioner’s office also determines the location of MLB stadiums and approves television contracts for national telecasts of games. MLB also operates an independent television channel called The Baseball Network.


MLB games have played a large role in shaping the development of American cable television. As the sport became more and more popular in the United States, ABC, CBS, and NBC aired packages of games until Fox emerged as a major network partially on the strength of its broadcast rights.

Game telecasts have also been a driver for regional sports networks such as NBC Sports Regional Networks, and some teams own partial stakes in their regional broadcaster. These regional telecasts are subject to blackouts, with viewers outside the market receiving alternate games or programming.

In addition to traditional televised games, MLB has been a leader in live streaming and virtual telecasts of its games. Twitter and Facebook have streamed games since 2019, while YouTube and Apple TV+ have gotten into the act as well. MLB also runs its own cable channel, the MLB Network, which began operations in 2009.