PKL Auction 2023: Day 1 Updates, Team Roster, and Record-breaking Moments

PKL Auction 2023: The Pro Kabaddi League is back with a bang in its 10th season, and the excitement is palpable as the player auction unfolds in Mumbai on October 9 and 10.

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PKL Player Auction (Image source: Twitter)

In this article, we’ll dive into the live updates from Day 1 of the PKL Auction 2023, covering team-wise player lists, completed buys, and the remaining purse. Join us as we explore the exhilarating world of kabaddi and witness some remarkable moments.

The Auction Dynamics

Before delving into the team updates, let’s understand the dynamics of the PKL Auction 2023. With 12 PKL teams vying for supremacy, each franchise aims to secure the best talents to strengthen their roster.

This season, the minimum player requirement is set at 18, with a maximum cap of 25 players per team. The players are categorized into four groups: A, B, C, and D, with Set A and B players kicking off the proceedings.

Team-wise Player List and Buys

Now, let’s take a closer look at the teams and their activities in the PKL Auction:

Bengal Warriors

Retained Players: Vaibhav Bhausaheb Garje, R Guhan, Suyon Baban Gaikar, Parshant Kumar

Completed Buys:

  • Maninder Singh – 2.12 cr
  • Nitin Rawal – 30 lakh
  • Shubham Shinde – 32.25 lakh
  • Shrikant Jadhav – 35.25 lakh

Purse left: 1.13 cr

Bengaluru Bulls

Retained Players: Neeraj Narwal, Bharat, Saurabh Nandal, Yash Hooda

Completed Buys:

  • Vishal – 20 lakh
  • Vikash Khandola – 55.25 lakh

Purse left: 2.24 cr

Dabang Delhi

Retained Players: Naveen Kumar, Vijay, Manjeet, Ashish Narwal, Suraj Panwar

Completed Buys:

  • Sunil – 20 lakh
  • Ashu Malik – 96.25 lakh
  • Meetu – 93 lakh

Purse left: 1.03 cr

Gujarat Giants

Retained Players: Manuj, Sonu, Rakesh, Rohan Singh, Parteek Dahiya

Completed Buys:

  • Fazel Atrachali – 1.6 cr
  • Rohit Gulia – 58.50 lakh
  • Mohammad Nabibakhsh – 22 lakh
  • Arkam Shaikh – 20.25 lakh
  • Sombir – 26.25 lakh

Purse left: 1.15 cr

Haryana Steelers

Retained Players: K Prapanjan, Vinay, Jaideep, Mohit, Naveen, Monu, Harsh, Sunny

Completed Buys:

  • Siddharth Desai – 1 cr
  • Chandran Ranjit – 62 lakh

Purse left: 2.13 cr

Jaipur Pink Panthers

Retained Players: Sunil Kumar, Arjun Deshwal, Ajith Kumar V, Reza Mirbhageri, Bhavani Rajput, Sahul Kumar, Ankush, Abhishek KS, Ashish, Devank

Completed Buys: To be determined

Purse left: 87.95 lakh

Patna Pirates

Retained Players: Sachin, Neeraj Kumar, Manish, Thiyagarajan Yuvaraj, Naveen Sharma, Ranjit Venkatramana Naik, Anuj Kumar

Completed Buys:

  • Manjeet – 92 lakh

Purse left: 2.17 cr

Puneri Paltan

Retained Players: Abhinesh Nadarajan, Gaurav Khatri, Sanket Sawant, Pankaj Mohite, Aslam Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Akash Shinde, Badal Singh, Aditya Shinde

Completed Buys:

  • Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh – 2.35 cr

Purse left: 45.71 lakh

Tamil Thalaivas

Retained Players: Ajinkya Pawar, Sagar, Himanshu, M Abhishek, Sahil, Mohit, Aashish, Narender, Himanshu, Jatin

Completed Buys: To be determined

Purse left: 2.43 cr

Telugu Titans

Retained Players: Parvesh Bhainswal, Rajnish, Mohit, Nitin, Vijay

Completed Buys:

  • Pawan Sehrawat – 2.61 cr

Purse left: 84.12 lakh

U Mumba

Retained Players: Surinder Singh, Jai Bhagwan, Rinku, Heidarali Ekrami, Shivam, Shivansh Thakur, Pranay Vinay Rane, Rupesh, Sachin

Completed Buys:

  • Girish Maruti Ernak – 20 lakh
  • Mahender Singh – 40.25 lakh
  • Guman Singh – 85 lakh

Purse left: 1.24 cr

UP Yoddhas

Retained Players: Pardeep Narwal, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Ashu Singh, Surender Gill, Anil Kumar, Mahipal

Completed Buys:

  • Vijay Malik – 85 lakh

Purse left: 1.21 cr


Day 1 of the PKL Auction 2023 brought us exciting moments, big signings, and intriguing developments in the world of kabaddi. As the auction continues into Day 2, we can’t wait to see which teams complete their rosters and which players land in new homes. Stay tuned for more updates!

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