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.