After weeks of watchful and hype, a Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) is all set to flog off on Wednesday, 24 August, as the Chepauk Super Gillies and Tuti Patriots strife during a MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
With a state carnivorous of tip turn cricket movement for some-more than a year, the inaugural book of a TNPL should offer as exhale of uninformed atmosphere for local fans. The TNPL is along a same lines as a Karnataka Premier League (KPL) and Maharashtra Premier League (MPL), launched in 2009 and 2015 respectively, and is approaching to daub into a cricketing intensity around a south Indian state.
The 8 franchises will be captained by obvious names of Tamil Nadu cricket, including a likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, etc, and a contest will be hold over one month.
There was a bit of trouble for a league recently, with a appearance of star players such as Karthik and Vijay underneath a cloud, though that has been satisfactorily settled.
Earlier this month, captain of a Indian ODI side and a dangling Indian Premier League (IPL) side Chennai Super Kings (CSK), MS Dhoni launched a joining during an eventuality in a Tamil Nadu collateral along with former Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) boss N Srinivasan, whose company India Cements is a principal unite of a league.
Lawyer PS Raman, who heads a BCCI authorised cell, will offer as a authority of a league.
The contest has seen copiousness of hype and promotion, with former Australia and CSK batsman Matthew Hayden being allocated as mascot of a league. Hayden has been seen in several tools of a state in new days, pitter-patter adult unrestrained for a tournament, and even watching blockbuster Tamil film Kabali as partial of his graduation schedule.
Below are all a sum that we need to know about a league, given that we are only a few hours divided from a tournament’s start.
Chepauk Super Gillies: Owners: Metronation Chennai Television; captain: Rajagopal Sathish; coach: Hemang Badani
Tuti Patriots: Owners: Thootukudi Sports Entertainments; captain: Dinesh Karthik
VB Thiruvallur Veerans: Owners: VB Cricket Academy; captain: Baba Aparajith
Karaikudi Kaalai: Owners: Chettinad Apparels; captain: Subramanium Badrinath; coach: Robin Singh
Lyca Kovai Kings: Owners: Lyca Productions; captain: Murali Vijay; coach: Lance Klusener
Madurai Super Giants: Owners: Kothari Madras International limited; captain: Arun Karthik; coach: Michael Bevan
Ruby Kanchi Warriors: Owners: Ruby Builders; captain: Baba Indrajith; mentor: Brett Lee
Dindigul Dragons: Owners: Take solutions; captain: Ravichandran Ashwin
Duration: 24 Aug to 18 September
Where to watch: Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1
Venues: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai; NPR College Ground, Dindigul; Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli