New Delhi, Sep 1: Three-time Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) champions shocked everyone by releasing their star raider Pardeep Narwal ahead of the PKL Auction 2021. The Patna-based franchise, however, made some interesting buys in the PKL Auction during the three-day bidding process that took place in Mumbai on August 29, 30, and 31.
After a two-year gap due to the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming season of the PKL is set to get underway in December. The New Young Players (NYP) draft was carried out on August 29, while the overseas and Category A players and Category A (domestic players) went under the hammer on August 30. The auction for the players in categories B, C, and D took place on August 31.
Pirates roped in raider Sachin Tanwar after bidding for a massive Rs 84 Lac. They also spent money on raider Prashant Kumar Rai (Rs 55 Lakh) and shelled out Rs 31.50 on defender Sunil.
The franchise made the most expensive foreign signing for a season foreign by splurging Rs 31 Lac on Iranian all-rounder Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh.
Monu Goyat, who was a part of the side that won the title in 2017, returned to the side at a base price of Rs 20 lac.
Korean raider Jang Kun Lee has also returned to the side after the franchise placed a bid of Rs 20.50 lac for him.
With the three-day auction completed, here's how the Patna Pirates squad looks like ahead of the eighth season of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Patna Pirates Full Squad, Total Money Spent, Purse Remaining ahead of the PKL 2021 Season:
Purse Amount: Rs 4.40 cr
Total Spent: Rs 3.87 cr
Remaining Purse: Rs 53.29 lac
Full squad composition after auction:
Full list of retained players:
|Neeraj Kumar||Defender||Elite Retained Players|
|Monu||Raider||Elite Retained Players|
|Sahil Mann||All-Rounder||Existing New Young Players|
|Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan||Raider||Existing New Young Players|
|Mohit||Raider||Existing New Young Players|
Full list of players bought at auction:
|PLAYER||POSITION||CATEGORY||BOUGHT IN FOR (INR)|
|Monu Goyat||Raider||Category-B||Rs 20 lac|
|Guman Singh||Raider||Category-C||Rs 18.50 lac|
|Shubham Shinde||Defender - Right Corner||Category-C||Rs 10 lac|
|Sandeep||Defender - Left Corner||Category-C||Rs 10 lac|
|Sourav Gulia||Defender||Category-C||Rs 10 lac|
|Sajin Chandrasekar||All Rounder||Category-C||Rs 10 lac|
|Sunil||Defender - Right Corner||Category-B||Rs 31.50 lac|
|Sachin||Raider||Category-A||Rs 84 lac|
|Prashanth Kumar Rai||Raider||Category-A||Rs 55 lac|
|Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh||All-Rounder||Category-C||Rs 31 lac|
|Jang Kun Lee||Raider||Category-B||Rs 20.50 lac|