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This brings to an end the Day 2 of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 auctions. The biggest story will definitely be around Pardeep Narwal. The star raider went for an eye-popping record-breaking amount of 1.65 cr to U.P Yoddha. Siddharth Sirish Desai was retained by Telugu Titans for 1.30 cr, after they exercised the FBM option on him. On the other hand, Rahul Chaudhari went for a surprisingly low amount of just 40 lakhs to Puneri Paltan. The surprising buy of the evening was Rohit Gulia by Haryana Steelers for an amount of 83 lakhs. The all-rounder will now have to prove his worth, especially after his base price was just 30 lakhs.
9:20 PM Sandeep Narwal sold to Dabang Delhi for ₹60 lakhs.
9:10 PM Vikas Jaglan goes to Haryana Steelers for his base price of ₹20 lakhs.
9:05 PM Raider Shrikant Jadhav goes to UP Yoddha for ₹72 lakhs and he will partner with Pradeep Narwal in UP’s attack.
9:00 PM Patna Pirates go in and get Sachin for a price of ₹84 lakhs. His base price was ₹30 lakhs. This could turn out to be a smart buy indeed. Pradeep Narwal replacement?
8:55 PM Prashanth Kumar Rai goes to Patna Pirates for ₹55 lakhs
8:50 PM Chandran Ranjit is sold to Bengaluru Bulls for ₹80 lakhs
8:45 PM Rohit Kumar goes to Telugu Titans for ₹36 lakhs.
8:35 PM We will resume with our Category A raiders. Rohit Kumar coming up now.
8:25 PM Tamil Thalaivas sign Manjeet for ₹92 lakhs.
8:22 PM Now, it will be the time to get young raider Manjeet.
8:19 PM U.P. Yoddha sign Pardeep Narwal for a record sum of ₹1 crore and 65 lakhs.
8:18 PM Telugu Titans with an opening bid of ₹1 crore and 20 lakhs. This is remarkable!
8:16 PM Next up is Pardeep Narwal, the enigma. He will be appearing in the PKL auction for the first time ever.
8:15 PM Puneri Paltan signs Rahul Chaudhari for just ₹40 lakhs. What a bargain!
8:12 PM “Showman” Rahul Chaudhari will be in high demand now. What a player he is!
Rahul with a nervous smile on his face. Will he find a new home tonight?
8:11 PM Siddharth SirTelugu Titans exercise FBM to retain Siddharth Sirish Desai for ₹1 crore and 30 lakhs.
8:10 PM Desai has currently broken the ₹1 crore barrier. WoW!
8:08 PM Last season’s most expensive player Siddharth Sirish Desai is the next player. Now, it will get really spicy! Bidding war is going on.
8:05 PM K. Prapanjan is sold to Tamil Thalaivas for ₹71 lakhs
Patna, Bengaluru and Thalaivas vying for his signature. Prapanjan has scored at least 100 raid points in each of the last three seasons.
8:00 PM Category A Raiders are the next group. K. Prapanjan will be the first player.
Prapanjan had won the league title with Bengal last season. Where will he go this time?
Last season I got a good price and had performed well. Let’s see what happens in this year’s auction. I want to play in a balanced teamSiddharth Sirish Desai
I feel nervous during auctionsRahul Chaudhari
Teams will soon start bidding for Category A raiders. Some massive names are up for grabs now. This is the category everyone had been waiting for!
7:44 PM Bengaluru Bulls exercise the FBM option. Mahender goes for ₹ 50 lakhs.
7:42 PM Left cover defender Mahender Singh is the next player. Titans and Yoddha are trying to sign him.
7:40 PM PO Surjeet Singh is sold to Tamil Thalaivas for ₹75 lakhs.
7:38 PM Tamil Thalaivas are showing that their interest in a player for the first time this evening. Several teams are trying to get PO Surjeet Singh currently.
7:36 PM One of the legendary names in PKL history, PO Surjeet Singh, is the next player in the auction.
7:35 PM Sandeep Kumar Dhull will go back to Jaipur Pink Panthers for ₹45 lakhs . They exercised the FBM option at the end.
7:33 PM Another big name coming up now. It’s Sandeep Kumar Dhull.
Two Northern outfits Delhi and Haryana are trying to sign him.
7:32 PM Surender goes for ₹55 lakhs to Telugu Titans.
7:30 PM Surender Singh is the next defender. Jaipur and Telugu are amidst a war to get him.
7:28 PM Baldev Singh goes to ₹60 lakhs to Puneri Paltan. He will have a new home in PKL Season 8.
7:25 PM The next player is Baldev Singh. He is the defensive rock of the defending champions Bengal warriors.
The Titans and Pirates are currently fighting for the star defender.
7:24 PM Bharadwaj goes for ₹60 lakhs to Puneri Paltans.
7:22 PM Vishal Bharadwaj is next up on the menu. Pune, Delhi and Jaipur are in a three-way race here.
7:20 PM Ravinder Pahal goes for ₹74 lakhs to Gujarat Giants. A coveted defender in their armour now.
7:17 PM Teams are now bidding for “The Hawk” Ravinder Pahal. Who will come out on top? Gujarat or Puneri Paltan?
Pahal had won the best defender award in PKL 2. His base price is ₹30 lakhs. Puneri Paltan and Gujarat Giants are fighting for his signature.
7:14 PM ₹83 lakhs wins the bid for Haryana Steelers. Rohit Gulia is theirs now.
7:13 PM All-rounder Rohit Gulia is currently between a tug-of-war between Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers.
7:10 PM Hooda is sold to Patna Pirates for ₹55 lakhs. His base price was 30 lakhs. However, Jaipur Pink Panthers match the final bid and he goes to their team.
7:07 PM Deepak Niwas Hooda, the best all-rounder of the PKL, will be the first player up for grabs. Who will get his coveted signature?
7:05 PM We are minutes away from the auction to get underway! It is taking place in Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.
6:55 PM The eyes will not only be on raiders but on defenders as well. Ravinder Pahal, Vishal Bharadwaj and Sandeep Dhull will be the biggest names in the auction as far as defenders are concerned.
6:50 PM Some of the biggest names in Pro Kabaddi League history will be up for grabs tonight. The auction pool includes legends like Pardeep Narwal, Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhari and Rohit Kumar. Therefore, the bidding is expected to be fierce.
6:17 PM As we move towards category A players auction, below are the finances of all the teams.
|Team Name||Total Spent||Remaining Purse|
|Bengal Warriors||₹2.59 cr||₹1.81 cr|
|Bengaluru Bulls||₹1.88 cr||₹2.52 cr|
|Dabang Delhi||₹1.92 cr||₹2.48 cr|
|Gujarat Giants||₹2.12 cr||₹2.28 cr|
|Haryana Steelers||₹1.48 cr||₹2.92 cr|
|Jaipur Pink panther||₹1.34 cr||₹3.06 cr|
|Patna Pirates||₹1.38 cr||₹3.02 cr|
|Puneri Platan||₹1.06 cr||₹3.34 cr|
|Tamil Thalaivas||₹43.96 lac||₹3.96 cr|
|Telugu Titans||₹79.97 lac||₹3.60 cr|
|U Mumba||₹2.60 cr||₹1.80 cr|
|UP Yoddha||₹1.05 cr||₹3.35 cr|
PKL Season 8 Player Auction press conference is over. Important quotes below:-
This is a tough year and these are the challenges times. What we at Mashal did is, we gifted mats to all the state association so that they can play. JPP group and Adani group has funded in that initiativeAnupam Goswami
“Our strategy has revolved around the defense but we will not be revealing our strategy as of yet”- Pranav Adani on the possible strategy in auctions
Breaking: Pro Kabaddi League franchise Gujarat change their name to Gujarat Giants from Gujarat Fortune Giants
I’d love to have Deepak Niwas Hooda in my team but the finances and rules of the auction doesn’t allow that.Abhishek Bachchan
Gracing the occasion are:-
• Anupam Goswami, CEO, Mashal Sport and League Commissioner, PKL
• Charu Sharma, Co-Founder, Mashal Sports
• Abhishek Bachchan, Team Owner, Jaipur Pink Panthers
• Pranav Adani, Team Owner, Gujarat Giants
We are done with Category C overseas players for the day 2 of the auction. Stay tuned to Khel Now as now we look forward to Category A which consists of Indian mega stars of Kabaddi.
5:16 PM Each franchise can spend INR 4.4 crores to build their teams and can avail of a maximum of two Final Bid Match cards, depending on the number of players they have already retained. Big names in the Pro Kabaddi auction pool, including legends like Pardeep Narwal, Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhari and Rohit Kumar will go under hammer later today. Therefore, the bidding is expected to be fierce.
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5:03 PM Mohammad Tuhin Tarafder is a Tamil Thalaiva now.
4:59 PM Another player for U.P. Yoddha for a sum of 10 lacs. It’s Md. Masud Karim for them.
4:55 PM Gujarat Giants strengthen their squad with Hadi Oshtorak for ₹20 lacs.
4:54 PM Another Southern outfit Telugu Titans acquire raider Park Hyunsu for a sum of ₹10 lacs.
4:53 PM The final auction for the unsold foreigners is underway! All-rounder Anwar Saheed Baba goes for his base price of 10 lacs to Tamil Thalaivas.
The pick of the bunch so far has been Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh after an intense bidding war to win his signature. He went for a whopping amount of ₹31 lacs to Patna Pirates. Abozar Mohajer Mighani went for a sum of ₹30.50 lacs to Bengal Warriors. Whereas, last season’s title winner Lee Jang-kun went to Patna Pirates for ₹20.50 lac.
4:33 PM Capital outfit Dabang Delhi KC acquire Emad Sedaghatnia for ₹10.20 lacs.
4:32 PM There you go, another player for the Jaipur outfit. Amir Hossein Mohammadmaleki goes for his base price of ₹10 lacs.
4:30 PM Jaipur Pink Panthers have been quiet upto now. They finally splash the cash for Mohammad Amin Nosrati, getting him for ₹11 lacs.
U Mumba have least remaining purse of Rs1.80 crores where as Tamil Thalaivas have maximum purse remaining with Rs4.16.
4:25 PM Yet another Mahali is sold! Mohammad Taghi Paein Mahali goes to the U.P. Yoddha camp for ₹12 lacs.
4:22 PM Haryana Steelers get in on the act by signing Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou Mahalli for ₹13.20 lacs.
4:18 PM Former Gujarat Giants Raider Abolfazl Maghsodloumahali is sold to Bengaluru Bulls for ₹13 lacs.
4:15 PM Another Korean goes under the hammer! Former U Mumba raider Lee Dong Geon is sold for ₹12.50 lacs to Bengaluru Bulls.
4:09 PM Ziaur RahmaBengaluru Bulls bring in left-cover defender Ziaur Rahman for ₹12.20 lacs.
4:07 PM It’s destination Gujarat for Soleiman Pahlavani. He goes for ₹11.50 lacs.
4:04 PM Telugu Titans rope in Japanese defender Abe Tetsuro for his base price of ₹10 lacs.
3:58 PM Dabang Delhi KC signs Defender Mohammad Malak.
3:54 PM Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh goes to Patna Pirates to ₹31 lacs after an intense bidding war. His base price was just ₹10 lacs.
3:52 PM After Haryana Steelers and Dabang Delhi engage in a bidding war, Hamid Mirzaei Nader makes his way to the Steelers camp.
3:48 PM Haryana Steelers go on to get Hamid Mirzaei Nader for a price of ₹12.10 lac.
3:47 PM Kenayan Victor Onyango Obiero will join Puneri Paltan for ₹10 Lacs.
3:45 PM U Mumba spend ₹12.80 lac for Mohsen Maghsoudlou Jafari.
3:42 PM Patna Pirates FBM to retain the services of South Korean raider Lee Jang-kun for ₹20.50 lac.
3:37 PM Abozar Mohajer Mighani is sold to Bengal Warriors for ₹30.5 lacs.
3:36 PM Abozar Mohajer Mighani is first foreign player to go under the hammer.
A number of star players will be up for grabs.
3:20 PM Each franchise can spend INR 4.4 crores to build their teams and can avail of a maximum of two Final Bid Match cards, depending on the number of players they have already retained. Big names in the Pro Kabaddi auction pool, including legends like Pardeep Narwal, Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhari and Rohit Kumar. Therefore, the bidding is expected to be fierce.
In Season 6, six players hit the one crore mark. On the other hand, two kabaddi players, including Siddharth Desai and Nitin Tomar, crossed the eight-figure mark, for Season 7. Neither of them has been retained by their respective teams for PKL Season 8. This player auction pool is divided into four categories: Category A, B, C and D. Base Prices are as follows: Category A is INR 30 lakhs, B is INR 20 lakhs, C INR 10 lakhs and D is INR 6 lakhs.
3:15 PM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s Live Updates of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 Player Auction
The much-anticipated Pro Kabaddi Player Auction is back with more excitement than ever. The bidding war starts soon. We witnessed the new young players draft on opening day. On the second day, we will see overseas players and category A domestic players up for grabs. The third and final day will see the auction of categories B, C, D and unallocated players.
As such, it will be an enticing auction in which several top players will be up for grabs. Teams will be aiming to strengthen their squads with the acquisition of several big names. Bengal Warriors are the defending champions, having won their inaugural title in the year 2019.
The Pro Kabaddi League 2021 auction will be a three-day affair. It is starting on August 29 with more than 450 players set to go under the hammer in Mumbai. The 12 teams need to make up their respective squads for PKL Season 8. They have collectively released 161 players ahead of the new campaign.
Most of the released players have been added to the auction pool, which also has additions from the domestic field. Players from the top eight ranked teams of the senior national kabaddi championships of the last two seasons and overseas players too make up the pool.