Pawan Sehrawat And Pradeep Narwal To Go Under The Hammer At Vivo Pro Kabaddi Player Auction

A total of 111 players were retained across all 3 categories ahead of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League player auction.

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Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (Image source- Twitter)

Mumbai, 27th July, 2022: VIVO Pro Kabaddi announces the ‘Elite Retained Players’, ‘Retained Young Players’, and ‘New Young Players’ for Season 9 ahead of the player auction.

A total of 111 players were retained across all 3 categories with 19 from the Elite Retained Players (ERP) category, 13 in the Retained Young Players (RYP) category, and 38 in the New Young Players (NYP) category as teams begin to assemble their squads for Season 9 slated to take place later this year. This year, there are 41 Franchisees nominated New Young Players. The non-retained players will go under the hammer at the auctions in Mumbai between August 5th to 6th, 2022.

Anupam Goswami, CEO, Sports League, Disney Star India and League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi League“Some of the star performers of VIVO Pro Kabaddi have a fan following across the country and we believe that this auction will witness some interesting bidding wars. This will lead to creation of new team squads and an increased level of competition in the upcoming season 9.”

The talent pool retained by the teams is a mixture of young and experienced players. Bengal Warriors have retained Maninder Singh, U Mumba has retained Rinku whereas U P Yoddhas have retained Nitesh Kumar.

The list of “Elite Retained Players” is appended below:  

Bengal WarriorsManinder Singh Manoj Gowda K. Akash Pikalmunde  

Bengaluru BullsMahender Singh Mayur Jagannath Kadam More G B 
Dabang Delhi K.C.Vijay 
Gujarat GiantsSonu 
Haryana Steelers
Jaipur Pink PanthersArjun Deshwal Sahul Kumar 
Patna PiratesMohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh (F) Sajin Chandrasekar Neeraj Kumar Monu 
Puneri PaltanSombir Abinesh Nadarajan 
Tamil ThalaivasAjinkya Ashok Pawar 
Telugu Titans
U MumbaRinku 
U.P. YoddhaNitesh Kumar 

VIVO PKL Player Auction will be broadcast LIVE on 5th August, 6:30 PM onwards on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.

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