The 12 Pro Kabaddi League franchisees have collectively retained as many as 29 players for the upcoming PKL 2019 season.
A total of 29 players were retained in the Elite Retained Players category as teams begin drafting their squads for season VII. The number of Elite Retained Players for the upcoming season has increased from the previous season’s number of 21.
The non-retained players will go under the hammer at the auctions to be held on the 8th and 9th of April 2019, PKL owners Mashal Sports has stated in a Press release.
This time, the pool of talent retained by the teams is a mixture of young and experienced players. Team Tamil Thalaivas have retained Padma Shri Ajay Thakur for the second time in a row, along with Manjeet Chhillar. Experienced players like Rohit Kumar (Bengaluru Bulls), Fazel Atrachali (U Mumba), Pardeep Narwal (Patna Pirates), Deepak Hooda (Jaipur Pink Panthers), Joginder Narwal (Dabang Delhi K.C) and Maninder Singh (Bengal Warriors) have been retained by their respective teams to bring forth their skills and game play in crucial times. But players like Pawan Sehrawat (Bengaluru Bulls), Vikash Khandola (Haryana Steelers), Sachin (Gujarat Fortunegiants), Sandeep Dhull (Jaipur Pink Panthers) are all young players on the block who have shown their mettle and have been retained by their teams.
Following the objective of building continuity, the League introduced a new category where a franchise can retain a New Young Players once his 2-year contract is completed under the “Retained Young Players” category. These Retained Young players are over and above the existing cap of 6 New Young players that a franchise can have. This works in favour of young kabaddi players who have proved their mettle and can continue playing with their respective teams and allows the franchises to build continuity of young talent. The Retained Young Players list would be revealed soon.
|Maninder Singh||₹ 56,87,627|
|Pawan Kumar Sehrawat||₹ 52,80,000|
|Ashish Kumar Sangwan||₹ 23,50,000|
|Dabang Delhi K.C||Players||Amount|
|Joginder Narwal||₹ 33,00,000|
|Sunil Kumar||₹ 49,10,766|
|Vikash Khandola||₹ 47,00,000|
|Jaipur Pink Panthers||Players||Amount|
|Deepak Niwas Hooda||11500000|
|Sandeep Kumar Dhull||₹ 66,00,000|
|Tushar Patil||₹ 20,00,000|
|Victor Onyango Obiero||NA|
|Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari||₹ 24,55,961|
|Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan||₹ 21,50,000|
|Arjun Deshwal||₹ 8,00,000|
|Sachin Kumar||₹ 19,20,000|