The Pro Kabaddi Season 9 auction will take place on August 5 and 6 at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai, with more than 500 players set to go under the hammer.

The PKL Season 9 auction is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM IST. Watch the auction live!

The teams participating in the Pro Kabaddi Season 9 auction are Bengal Warriors, UP Yoddhas, U Mumba, Tamil Thalaivas, Bengaluru Bulls, Gujarat Giants, Dabang Delhi KC, Telugu Titans, Patna Pirates, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers and Puneri Paltan.

The 12 teams were allowed to retain six players under the Elite Retained Players category. Franchises can also retain up to four players from New Young Players (NYPs) category under stipulated conditions.

The PKL 2022 auction pool has been expanded to more than 500 kabaddi players, including 24 from the top two teams of the Khelo India University Games 2021, Bangalore.

Pawan Sehrawat and Pardeep Narwal, two of the most prolific raiders in PKL history, will be available for selection at the PKL auction as they were not retained by their respective teams.

It is worth mentioning that Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh is the only overseas player retained by any PKL team ahead of the Season 9 auctions.

All 12 PKL teams will have a purse of INR 4.4 crore heading into the Pro Kabaddi Season 9 auction.

Base price for players at Pro Kabaddi Season 9 auction

Players are divided into four categories, where they are further categorised as all-rounders, raiders and defenders.

Category A - INR 30 Lakh

Category B - INR 20 Lakh

Category C - INR 10 Lakh

Category D - INR 6 Lakh

Where to watch the Pro Kabaddi Season 9 auction live in India?

The live telecast of the Pro Kabaddi Season 9 auction will be available on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports First TV channels in India.

For regional coverage, kabaddi fans can tune in to Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, and Star Sports 1 Kannada.

Live streaming of the PKL Season 9 auction can be viewed on the  Disney+ Hotstar app and the website.

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