Pro Kabaddi Auction Live Blog: 59 players retained by teams ahead of Season 8 auctions

The auctions are scheduled to take place in Mumbai from August 29-31.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 22 August 2021 7:53 pm

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is all set for its 8th season this year, much to the excitement of all fans. There has been a long wait since the last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic but one of the most entertaining sports leagues is all set to return. However, before the actual action on the Kabaddi mats, the focus will be on the team management of all sides who will compete against each other in the auctions, to form a championship-winning squad.

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All the 12 teams have announced the list of players they are retaining ahead of the auctions. As many as 59 players have been retained across all 3 categories which includes:

- 22 players in the Elite Retained Players (ERP) category

- 6 players in the Retained Young Players (RYP) category

- 31 players in the New Young Players (NYP) category

All the non-retained players and other squad members from last two editions of PKL will go under the hammer from August 29-31 in what is going to be a thrilling three days in Mumbai.

Welcome to PKL 8 Auctions Live Blog where we will be covering all the latest updates around the players retained, team updates, insider news etc. 

List of PKL 2021 Retained Players

Bengal Warriors

Players Retained = 4

Elite Retained Players

1. Maninder Singh – Raider

2. Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh – All Rounder

3. Rinku Narwal – Defender

Retained Young Players

1. Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat – Raider

Bengaluru Bulls

Players Retained = 5

Elite Retained Players

1. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat – Raider

2. Amit Sheoran – Defender

Existing New Young Players

1. Saurabh Nandal – Defender

2. Banty – Raider

3. Mohit Sehrawat – Defender

Dabang Delhi

Players Retained = 6

Elite Retained Players

1. Vijay – All Rounder

2. Neeraj Narwal – Raider

Retained Young Players

1. Naveen Kumar – Raider

Existing New Young Players

1. Balram – All Rounder

2. Sumit – Defender

3. Mohit – Defender

Gujarat Giants

Players Retained = 5

Elite Retained Players

1. Parvesh Bhainswal – Defender

2. Sunil Kumar – Defender

Existing New Young Players

1. Harmanjeet Singh – Raider

2. Sumit – Defender

3. Ankit – Defender

Haryana Steelers

Players Retained = 4

Elite Retained Players

1. Vikash Kandola – Raider

Existing New Young Players

1. Vinay – Raider

2. Vikas Chillar – Raider

3. Chand Singh – Defender

Jaipur Pink Panthers

Players Retained = 7

Elite Retained Players

1. Amit Hooda – Defender

2. Vishal – Defender

Retained Young Players

1. Nitin Rawal – All Rounder

Existing New Young Players

1. Sachin Narwal – All-rounder

2. Pavan TR – Defender

3. Sushil Gulia – Raider

4. Elavarasan A – Defender

Patna Pirates

Players Retained = 5

Elite Retained Players

1. Neeraj Kumar – Defender

2. Monu – Raider

Existing New Young Players

1. Sahil Mann – All Rounder

2. Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan – Raider

3. Mohit – Raider

Puneri Paltan

Players Retained = 5

Elite Retained Players

1. Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav – Defender

2. Pawan Kumar Kadian – Raider

3. Hadi Tajik – Defender

Existing New Young Players

1. Sanket Sawant – Defender

2. Pankaj Mohite – Raider

Tamil Thalaivas

Players Retained = 3

Existing New Young Players

1. Sagar – Defender

2. Himanshu – Defender

3. M Abishek – Defender

Telugu Titans

Players Retained = 6

Elite Retained Players

1. Rakesh Gowda – Raider

Retained Young Players

1. Ankit Beniwal – Raider

2. Rajnish – Raider

Existing New Young Players

1. Manish – Defender

2. Akash Choudhary – Defender

3. Akash Dattu Arsul – Defender

U Mumba

Players Retained = 5

Elite Retained Players

1. Abhishek Singh – Raider

2. Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre – All Rounder

3. Harendra Kumar – Defender

4. Fazel Atrachali – Defender

Existing New Young Players

1. Navneet – Raider

U.P. Yoddha

Players Retained = 4

Retained Young Players

1. Nitesh Kumar – Defender

Existing New Young Players

1. Sumit – Defender

2. Ashu Singh – Defender

3. Surinder Gill – Raider

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