Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 For 2022-23: All You Need To Know About PKL Schedule, Auction And Venue

Diehard kabaddi lovers have crossed their fingers for Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 (2022-23). The PKL schedule declaration will happen during the auction in Mumbai.

We are here waiting for the next season of PKL after completing the successful journey of PKL 2021-22. These types of domestic leagues which compete for the international standards helps a lot of small domestic businesses like hotels, advertisers, labor, bloggers, etc. to generate a good livelihood also in term of return on investment. More importantly, the kabaddi fans never get disappointed. Over the last few years, kabaddi got a lot of international attention and many international players from South Korea and Iran became a part of the Pro Kabaddi League.

Do you know what is the greatest thing happening in 2022? Yes, the domestic sports leagues of international standards like IPL, ISL, and especially PKL 2022-23. The kabaddi fans are already excited to see their favorite players in action.

Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 (2022-23):

Last year, Pro Kabaddi’s season 8 started on December 22nd, 2021. According to the recent news, the declaration of the PKL schedule and venue will be announced during the auction. There is a high chance that the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 (2022-23) will start in December 2022.

There are a total number of 12 teams, also known as PKL franchises that are participating in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 (2022-23). No new team is added to the tournament, this year. All the 12 teams of PKL are as follows:

  1. Bengal Warriors
  2. Bengaluru Bulls
  3. Dabang Delhi K.C.
  4. Gujarat Giants
  5. Haryana Steelers
  6. Jaipur Pink Panthers
  7. Patna Pirates
  8. Puneri Paltan
  9. Tamil Thalaivas
  10. Telugu Titans
  11. U Mumba
  12. U.P. Yoddha

Patna Pirates is the most successful team in all the 8 seasons of the Pro Kabaddi League, with consecutive 3 wins. Patna Pirates became the Pro Kabaddi champions in PKL Seasons 3, 4, and 5.

Mashal Sports is organizing the whole event very carefully, as we get rid of COVID-19 in the last year. Last season, we have witnessed the successful PKL 2021-22 in India. The whole tournament was played at a single location of Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre, Bengaluru, India, without spectators.

The final decision on deciding the venues for the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 (2022-23) will be announced after the auction which will be held in Mumbai on August 5th, 2022.

PKL Auction 2022

Pro Kabaddi League is also popular for its tremendous auctions and superb opening ceremony. There is an adrenaline-fueled environment and the money spent on buying the kabaddi players is surprising. Last year in the PKL Season 8 auction, Pardeep Narwal was bought by UP Yoddha for Rs.1.65 crores (INR). He was the most expensive player bought in the Pro Kabaddi auction ever.

It is the largest sports event in India after IPL and the biggest kabaddi league in the world of kabaddi. The PKL auction for the year 2022-23 is going to be held in Mumbai for two consecutive days from August 5th to 6th. All the 12 franchises have released some players as well as retained some.

PKL 2022-23 List of Retained and Released Players for Auction

The list of retained and released players by all the 12 teams for the PKL 2022 auction is as follows:

  • Bengal Warriors

Retained Players: Maninder Singh, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibaksh, Rinku Narwal, and Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat.

Released Players: Sukesh Hedge, K Prapanjan, Mohammad Taghi, Rakesh Narwal, Amit, Naveen Narwal, Baldev Singh, Jeeva Kumar, Viraj Vishnu Landge, Adarsh T, Dharmendra Singh, Amir Dhumal, Avinash A.R, Mayur Shivkarkar, Sourabh Patil, and Suni Dubili.

  • Bengaluru Bulls

Retained Players: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Amit Sheoran, Saurabh Nandal, Banty, and Mohit Sehrawat.

Released Players: Rohit Kumar, Lal Mohar Yadav, Sumit Singh, Vinod Kumar, Rajulal Choudhary, Vijay Kumar, Mahender Singh, Aman, Sandeep, Ajay, Ankit, Ashish Kumar, and Sanjay Shreshtha.

  • Dabang Delhi KC

Retained Players: Vijay, Neeraj Narwal, Naveen Kumar, Balram, Sumit, and Mohit.

Released Players: Aman Kadian, Chandran Ranjit, Sumit Kumar, Joginder Narwal, Vishal Mane, Pratik Patil, Ravinder Pahal, Anil Kumar, Saeid Ghaffari, Satywan, Sombir, and Meraj Sheykh.

  • Gujarat Giants

Retained Players: Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar, Harmanjeet Singh, Sumit, and Ankit.

Released Players: Abolfazl Moghsodloumahali, Gurvinder Singh, Lalit Chaudhary, More GB, Sachin Tanwar, Sonu, Amit Kharb, Ruturaj Koravi, Pankaj, Shazid Hossain, Vinod Kumar, and Rohit Gulia.

  • Haryana Steelers

Retained Players: Vikas Kandola, Vinay, Vikas Chhillar, and Chand Singh.

Released Players: AmirHossein Maleki, Arun Kumar, Naveen, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Selvamani K, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Ravi Kumar, Vikas Kale, Sunil, Parveen, Subash Narwal, Vikram Kandola, Kuldeep Singh, and Tin Phonchoo.

  • Jaipur Pink Panthers

Retained Players: Amit Hooda, Vishal, Nitin Rawal, Sachin Narwal, Pavan TR, Sushil Gulia, and Elavarasan A.

Released Players: Ajinkya Pawar, Deepak Narwal, Guman Singh, Lokesh Kaushik, Milinda Chaturanga, Nilesh Salunke, Karamvir, Sandeep Dhull, Sunil Siddhgavali, Deepak Hooda, Dong Gyu Kim, and Santhapanaselvam.

  • Patna Pirates

Retained Players: Neeraj Kumar, Monu, Sahil Mann, Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan, and Mohit.

Released Players: Pardeep Narwal, Ashish, Jang Kun Lee¸ Mohammad Esmaeil, Naveen, Purna Singh, Mahendra Choudhary, Jaideep, Jawahar, Amit Kumar, Hadi Oshtorak, Ravinder, and Vikas Jaglan.

  • Puneri Paltan

Retained Players: Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Hadi Tajik, Sanket Sawant, and Pankaj Mohite.

Released Players: Nitin Tomar, Amit Kumar, Darshan Kadian, Emad Sedaghatnia, Manjeet, Sriram, Sushant Sail, Deepak Yadav, Surjeet Singh, Shubham Shinde¸ Girish Maruti Ernak, Amit Kumar, Sagar Krishna, and Sandeep.

  • Tamil Thalaivas

Retained Players: Sagar, Himanshu, and M. Abishek.

Released Players: Rahul Chaudhari, Ajay Thakur, Anand, Shabeer Bappu, Ajith Kumar¸ Vineet Sharma, Yashwant Bishnoi, Ajeet, Ponparthiban Subramanian, Mohit Chhillar, Arif Rabbani, Manjeet Chhillar, Hemant Chauhan, Ran Singh, and Victor Obiero.

  • Telugu Titans

Retained Players: Rakesh Gowda, Ankit Beniwal, Rajnish, Manish, Akash Choudhary, and Akash Dattu Arsul.

Released Players: Siddharth Desai, Sooraj Desai, Amit Kumar, Kamal Singh, Mula Siva Ganesh Reddy, Palle Mallikarjun, Vishal Bhardwaj, Arun, Krushna Madane, Abozar Mohajermighani, Armaan, and Farhad Milaghardan.

  • U Mumba

Retained Players: Abhishek Singh, Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre, Harendra Kumar, Fazel Atrachali, and Navneet.

Released Players: Arjun Deshwal, Athul MS, Dong Geon Lee¸ Gaurav Kumar, Rohit Baliyan, Vinoth Kumar, Rajaguru Subramanian, Harsh Vardhan, Anil, Young Chang Ko, Surinder Singh, Sandeep Narwal, and Mohit Baliyan.

  • UP Yoddha

Retained Players: Nitesh Kumar, Sumit¸ Ashu Singh, and Surinder Gill.

Released Players: Rishank Devadiga, Shrikant Jadhav, Monu Goyat, Masud Karim, Ankush, Azad Singh, Gulveer Singh, Surender Singh, Ashish Nagar, Amit, Akram Shaikh, Gurdeep, Mohsen Maghsoudlou, Narender, and Sachin Kumar.

PKL Schedule and Venue for Season 9 (2022-23)

PKL first match always starts with a bang between two major successful teams of last season. This year, we hope that the PKL 2022-23 first match will be played between Bengaluru Bulls and U Mumba. Last year, Dabang Delhi KC emerged as the Pro Kabaddi champion after defeating Patna Pirates in the final.

PKL schedule for Season 9 2022-23 will be announced after the auction that is going to be held in the first week of August 2022. Mashal Sports, the organizer of the Pro Kabaddi League has not talked about the release of the schedule yet.

The PKL venue for Season 9 2022-23 will either be the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre, Bengaluru, or multiple international level Kabaddi stadiums in India which are as follows:

  • Thyagaraj Sports Complex, New Delhi
  • Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata
  • Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna
  • The Arena, Ahmedabad
  • Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
  • Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur
  • Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula
  • Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai (National Sports Club of India)

All the kabaddi matches in India will be played in the above-mentioned kabaddi stadiums. We wish all the best to all the twelve franchises of the Pro Kabaddi League. May the best team with significant effort win. #sportshyd #hydnews

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