The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 auction will have some big names going under the hammer as the 12 franchises made some tough decisions and let stalwarts go in their list of retained players.
The 12 teams released more than 150 players with Bengal Warriors and Gujarat Giants letting go of most of their members from the previous season.
Star raider Pardeep Narval has been released by UP Yoddhas. Bought for INR 1.65 crore during the PKL Season 8 auction, the Dubki King became the most expensive player in PKL history. Pardeep’s performances, however, didn’t meet the high expectations that he had set for himself as he managed 188 points in 24 matches.
Meanwhile, Bengaluru Bulls decided to release their captain Pawan Sehrawat for PKL Season 9. The 26-year-old tallied 320 points from 24 outings last season, but will now be available for other teams to bid for.
Several captains released
Other captains released by the franchises are Vikash Kandola of Haryana Steelers, Sunil Kumar of Gujarat Giants, Deepak Niwas Hooda of Jaipur Pink Panthers, Monu Goyat of Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan’s Nitin Tomar, Surjeet Singh Narwal of Tamil Thalaivas and Fazel Atrachali of U Mumba.
Furthermore, other big guns released by their team includes Abhishek Singh, Manjeet Chhillar, Surender Nada and Siddharth Desai, to name a few.
Here we have a look at the complete list of released players who will be available for teams to buy at the auction.
Pro Kabaddi 2022 released players list
Bengal Warriors: Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh (F), Abozar Mohajer Mighani (F), Ran Singh, Rohit, Amit Nirwal, Sukesh Hegde, Tapas Pal, Rinku Narwal, Rohit Banne, Parveen Satpal, Sachin Vittala, Vinod Kumar, Darshan J., Vishal Mane, Vijin Thangadurai, Sumit Singh, Anand V, Rishank Devadiga, Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat
Bengaluru Bulls: Dong Geon Lee (F), Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Chandran Ranjit, Amit Sheoran, Ankit, Vikas, Sachin, Jaideep, Mohit Sehrawat, Banty, Deepak Narwal, Naseeb, Rohit Singh
Dabang Delhi: Sandeep Narwal, Joginder Singh Narwal, Balram, Vikash D, Sumit Bhainswal, Jeeva Kumar, Mohit Bhainswal, Neeraj Narwal, Sushant Sail, Nitin Panwar
Gujarat Giants: Hadi Oshtorak (F), Soleiman Pahlevani (F), Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar, Girish Maruti Ernak, Ajay Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Pardeep Kumar, Sumit, Vishav Chaudhary, Ankit, Ravinder Pahal, Davinder Singh, Harshit Yadav, Rathan K, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Harmanjit Singh, Maninder Singh, Bhuvneshwar Gaur
Haryana Steelers: Hamid Mirzaei Nader (F), Rohit Gulia, Vikash Khandola, Ashish, Ajay Ghanghas, Rajesh Narwal, Vikas Jaglan, Shrikant Tewthia, Akshay Kumar, Surender Nada, Rajesh Gurjar, Sudhakar Krishant Kadam, Vijay Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Sawin
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Deepak Niwas Hooda, Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Nitin Rawal, Brijendra Singh Chaudhary, Vishal, Sachin Narwal, Elavarasan A, Amit Hooda, Pavan TR, Ashok, Naveen, Amit Nagar, Sushil Gulia
Patna Pirates: Daniel Omondi Odhiambo (F), Sachin, Sunil, Guman Singh, Monu Goyat, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Sahil Mann, Balaji D, Sunder, Sourav Gulia, Sandeep, Manuj, Shubham Shinde, Mohit, Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan, Selvamani K
Puneri Paltan: Victor Onyango Obiero (F), Vishal Bhardwaj, Nitin Tomar, E Subash, Karamvir, Chethan S, Babu Murugasan, Baldev Singh, Sourav Kumar, Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Vishwas S, Rahul Chaudhari
Tamil Thalaivas: Surjeet Singh, Manjeet, Sagar B. Krishna, Sourabh Tanaji Patil, Santhapanaselvam, Sahil Surender, Athul MS, Bhavani Rajput, K. Prapanjan
Telugu Titans: Surinder Singh, Siddharth Sirish Desai, Sandeep Kandola, Adarsh T, C. Arun, Manish, Akash Choudhary, Akash Dattu Arsul, Rohit Kumar, Amit Chauhan, Rakesh Gowda, Galla Raju
U Mumba: Fazel Atrachali (F), Mohsen Maghsoudlou Jafari (F), Ajith V Kumar, Abhishek Singh, Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre, Monu, Ashish Kumar (Sangwan), Pankaj, Sunil Siddhgavali, Harendra Kumar, Baljinder Singh, Ajeet, Rahul Rana, Prathap S., Jashandeep Singh, Navneet
UP Yoddhas: Mohammad Taghi Paein Mahali (F), James Namaba Kamweti (F), Pardeep Narwal, Shrikant Jadhav, Gurdeep, Bintu Narwal, Gaurav Kumar, Anil Kumar, Aashish Nagar, Ankush, Ankit, Sahil, Azad Singh, Gulveer Singh
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