Full List of Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23 by All 12 Teams (Team-Wise): PKL Season 9

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full list of retained players before pro kabaddi auction 2022-23 by all 12 Teams
Full List of Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23 by All 12 Teams in PKL Season 9

Before the start of every PKL season, an auction takes place. Every team buys the best players according to their analysis to balance their squads.

These players that are highly required in the squads for the upcoming season and are retained by the 12 teams of Vivo Pro Kabaddi.

All 12 teams ahead of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 Player Auction retained a total number of 111 players before the PKL auction in 2022. Out of that 111 retained players, 13 are Retained Young Players, 19 are Elite Retained Players, and 38 are Existing New Young Players. There are also 41 Franchisees-nominated New Young Players in PKL Auction 2022.

The three-time champions Patna Pirates have the most Elite Retained Players (4) and their all-rounder Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh is the only overseas player retained by any PKL team ahead of PKL Season 9 2022

All the franchisees are only allowed to retain up to 6 players under the Elite Retained Players category and as many as only 4 New Young Players (NYPs) under specific conditions in every PKL season.

All players that are not retained are set to go under the hammer for a two-day auction in Mumbai from August 5th to 6th.

In this year’s auction, the non-retained players from all categories the Domestic, Overseas, and New Young Players (NYPs) groups will be divided into four categories: A, B, C, and D. The players are then subdivided as ‘All-Rounders’, ‘Defenders’ and ‘Raiders’ within these categories.

The base prices for each of the categories are:

  • Category A – INR 30 Lakhs
  • Category B – INR 20 Lakhs
  • Category C – INR 10 Lakhs
  • Category D – INR 6 Lakhs.

The total Salary Purse that will be available to each franchisee for its squad for PKL auction Season 9 is INR 4.4 Crores. The Vivo PKL Season 9’s Player Pool has been expanded to 500+ including 24 players from the top 2 teams of the Khelo India University Games 2021, Bangalore.

The Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 Players Auction 2022 was held in Mumbai from August 5th to 6th. A total number of 450 players (domestic and international) will go under the hammer and the 12 teams will battle to sign them in.

PKL Season 9: Full List of Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23 by All 12 Teams

The full list of retained players before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23 by all 12 teams in season 9 in all categories are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
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The Team wise full list of all these categories is broken down in the tables below:

Bengal Warriors Retained Players

Bengal Warriors retained a total number of 7 players before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Maninder Singh – (Raider)Suyog Baban Gaikar – Raider
Manoj Gowda K. – All-rounderR Guhan – Raider
Akash Pikalmunde – RaiderParshant Kumar – Raider
Vaibhav Bhausaheb Garje – Defender
Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23

Bengaluru Bulls Retained Players

Bengaluru Bulls retained a total number of 10 players before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Mahender Singh – DefenderSaurabh Nandal – DefenderBharat – RaiderAman – Defender
Mayur Jagannath Kadam – DefenderRohit Kumar – DefenderRajnesh – Defender
More G B – RaiderVinod Lachmayya Naik – DefenderYash Hooda – Defender
Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23

Dabang Delhi K.C Retained Players

Dabang Delhi KC retained a total number of 10 players before the Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Vijay – (All-Rounder)Naveen Kumar – (Raider)Dipak – DefenderAshish Narwal – Raider
Krishan – DefenderManjeet – Raider
Vinay Kumar – DefenderSuraj Panwar – Raider
Ashu Malik – RaiderVijay – Defender
Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23

Gujarat Giants Retained Players

Gujarat Giants retained a total number of 7 players before PKL Auction 2022-23 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Sonu – RaiderRakesh – RaiderParteek Dhaiya – Raider
Gaurav Chhikara – RaiderRohan Singh – All-rounder
Sohit – Raider
Sonu Singh – Raider
Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23

Haryana Steelers Retained Players

Haryana Steelers retained a total number of 9 players before PKL Auction 2022-23 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Vinay – RaiderMeetu – RaiderMonu – Defender
Jaideep – DefenderNaveen – Defender
Ankit – DefenderHarsh – Defender
Mohit – DefenderSunny – Defender
Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23

Jaipur Pink Panthers Retained Players

Jaipur Pink Panthers retained a total number of 7 players before Pro Kabaddi Player Auction 2022-23 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Arjun Deshwal – RaiderDeepak – DefenderDevank – Raider
Sahul Kumar – DefenderAnkush – Defender
Ashish – Defender
Abhishek KS – Defender
Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23

Patna Pirates Retained Players

Patna Pirates retained a total number of 10 players before the Pro Kabaddi League Auction 2022-23 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh – All-rounderRohit – Raider
Ranjit Venkatramana Naik – Raider
Sajin Chandrasekar – All-rounderManish – DefenderAnuj Kumar – Raider
Monu – RaiderNaveen Sharma – Defender
Neeraj Kumar – DefenderThiyagarajan Yuvaraj – Defender
Patna Pirates Retained Players Before Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23

Puneri Paltan Retained Players

Puneri Paltan retained a total number of 11 players before the PKL Player Auction 2022-23 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Sombir – DefenderPankaj Mohite – RaiderAslam Inamdar – RaiderAditya Tushar Shinde – Raider
Abinesh Nadarajan – DefenderSanket Sawant – DefenderMohit Goyat – RaiderBadal Taqdir Singh – Defender
Akash Santosh Shinde – Raider
Shubham Nitin Shelke – Raider
Govind Gurjar – All-rounder
Puneri Paltan Retained Players Before PKL Auction 2022-23

Tamil Thalaivas Retained Players

Tamil Thalaivas retained a total number of 11 players before the Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022-23 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Ajinkya Ashok Pawar – RaiderSagar – DefenderHimanshu – RaiderHimanshu – Raider
Himanshu – DefenderSahil – DefenderNarender – Raider
M. Abishek – DefenderAshish – DefenderJatin – Raider
Mohit – Defender

Telugu Titans Retained Players

Telugu Titans retained a total number of 9 players before PKL Auction Season 9 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Ankit Beniwal – RaiderMuhammed Shihas S – DefenderVinay – Raider
Rajnish – (Raider)Palla Ramakrishna – DefenderMohit Pahal – Defender
Prince – DefenderMohit – Defender
Nitin – Defender

U Mumba Retained Players

U Mumba retained a total number of 9 players before the Pro Kabaddi League Auction Season 9 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Rinku – DefenderKamlesh – RaiderSachin – Raider
Shivam – RaiderPranay Vinay Rane – Raider
Prince – DefenderRupesh – Raider
Rahul – DefenderShivansh Thakur – Defender

U.P Yoddha Retained Players

UP Yoddha retained a total number of 11 players before the PKL Player Auction 2022-23 which are as follows:

Elite PlayersRetained Young PlayersExisting Young PlayersFranchisee Nominated New Young Players
Nitesh Kumar – DefenderSurender Gill – RaiderNitin Panwar – All-rounderDurgesh Kumar – Raider
Sumit – DefenderShubham Kumar – DefenderMahipal – Raider
Ashu Singh – DefenderAman – RaiderAnil Kumar – Raider
Rohit Tomar – Raider

F.A. Q’s

How many players a team can retain in PKL?

A team is allowed to retain a maximum number of 12 players.  From which, a maximum of 6 Elite Retained Players (players from previous PKL seasons) and 6 Young Players (Retained Young Players/Existing New Young Players) are allowed.

How many of the total number of players were retained in PKL Auction 2022?

All 12 teams in PKL 2022 retained a total number of 59 players.

Which team/Who retained the most number of players in Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022?

Jaipur Pink Panthers retained the most number of players in Pro Kabaddi 2022 which are 7.

Which team/Who retained the least number of players in PKL Auction 2022?

Tamil Thalaivas retained the least number of players in PKL 2022 which are only 3.

Which team retained the most elite players in Pro Kabaddi Auction 2022?

U Mumba retained the most elite players in Pro Kabaddi 2022 which are 4.

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