PKL Auction 2023: Schedule, Timings, Team Budgets, Live Stream, and All You Need to Know

By NAYAN SING

Introduction

The Pro Kabaddi League Auction 2023 marks a significant event as it ushers in the 10th season of this thrilling kabaddi league. With over 500 players in the auction pool, including 24 players from the Khelo India University Games 2023 finalists, the franchises have an array of options to strengthen their teams for the upcoming season.

PKL Auction Schedule and Timings

The PKL Auction 2023 will be a two-day affair, commencing on Monday, October 9, and concluding on Tuesday, October 10. The auction will kick off at 8:15 PM IST on both days.

Where to Watch the PKL Auction Live

Kabaddi enthusiasts can catch all the live action of the PKL Auction on the Star Sports Network. The broadcast will be available on the following channels:

  • Star Sports 2 SD
  • Star Sports 2 HD
  • Star Sports First

Player Categories and Base Prices

In the PKL Auction 2023, players are categorized into two main groups: domestic and overseas. These categories further break down into four subcategories based on their base prices:

  • Category A: Base price of Rs 30 lakh
  • Category B: Base price of Rs 20 lakh
  • Category C: Base price of Rs 13 lakh
  • Category D: Base price of Rs 9 lakh

Each player falls into one of three skill sets: Raider, Defender, or All-rounder.

Squad Size and Overseas Player Limit

Each PKL team can have a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 25 players in their squad. Furthermore, teams must include at least two but no more than four overseas players in their squad.

Team-wise Purse Balance and Current Squad Strength

Here’s a breakdown of the remaining purse balance and the current squad strength for each PKL franchise:

  1. Bengal Warriors
    • Balance: Rs 4,22,69,552
    • Current Squad Strength: 8
  2. Bengaluru Bulls
    • Balance: Rs 2,99,38,470
    • Current Squad Strength: 9
  3. Dabang Delhi K.C.
    • Balance: Rs 3,12,69,552
    • Current Squad Strength: 9
  4. Gujarat Giants
    • Balance: Rs 4,02,67,075
    • Current Squad Strength: 6
  5. Haryana Steelers
    • Balance: Rs 3,13,34,552
    • Current Squad Strength: 12
  6. Jaipur Pink Panthers
    • Balance: Rs 87,95,802
    • Current Squad Strength: 12
  7. Patna Pirates
    • Balance: Rs 3,09,60,545
    • Current Squad Strength: 10
  8. Puneri Paltan
    • Balance: Rs 2,80,71,538
    • Current Squad Strength: 13
  9. Tamil Thalaivas
    • Balance: Rs 2,43,64,164
    • Current Squad Strength: 14
  10. Telugu Titans
    • Balance: Rs 3,44,62,733
    • Current Squad Strength: 9
  11. U Mumba
    • Balance: Rs 2,69,98,360
    • Current Squad Strength: 13
  12. U.P. Yoddhas
    • Balance: Rs 2,06,42,802
    • Current Squad Strength: 10

Conclusion

The Pro Kabaddi League Auction 2023 promises to be an exciting event, setting the stage for the 10th season of this captivating sport. With an extended budget and a diverse pool of players, the franchises aim to assemble formidable teams. Stay tuned for updates and surprises as the auction unfolds.

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