TNPL- Tamilnadu Premier League, the first local T20 league after IPL, is proudly sponsored by India Cement Pvt. After the busy schedule of IPL 2018, TNPL 2018 has announced its beginning in the 1st/2nd week of July.
|01.||11-07-2018||07.15 PM||Dindigul Dragons Vs Ruby Trichy Warriors||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|02.||13-07-2018||07.15 PM||Siechem Madurai Panthers Vs Dindigul Dragons||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|03.||14-07-2018||07.15 PM||Chepauk Super Gillies Vs Ruby Trichy Warriors||MAC Stadium, Chennai|
|04.||15-07-2018||03.15 PM||JONES Tuti Patriots Vs VB Kanchi Veerans||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|05.||15-07-2018||07.15 PM||LYCA Kovai Kings Vs IDREAM Karaikudi Kaalai||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|06.||16-07-2018||07.15 PM||Siechem Madurai Panthers Vs Chepauk Super Gillies||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|07.||18-07-2018||07.15 PM||LYCA Kovai Kings Vs Dindigul Dragons||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|08.||19-07-2018||07.15 PM||IDREAM Karaikudi Kaalai Vs VB Kanchi Veerans||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|09.||20-07-2018||07.15 PM||JONES Tuti Patriots Vs LYCA Kovai Kings||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|10.||21-07-2018||07.15 PM||Chepauk Super Gillies Vs IDREAM Karaikudi Kaalai||MAC Stadium, Chennai|
|11.||22-07-2018||03.15 PM||Siechem Madurai Panthers Vs JONES Tuti Patriots||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|12.||22-07-2018||07.15 PM||Dindigul Dragons Vs VB Kanchi Veerans||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|13.||23-07-2018||07.15 PM||Ruby Trichy Warriors Vs LYCA Kovai Kings||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|14.||24-07-2018||07.15 PM||JONES Tuti Patriots Vs Dindigul Dragons||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|15.||25-07-2018||07.15 PM||VB Kanchi Veerans Vs Siechem Madurai Panthers||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|16.||26-07-2018||07.15 PM||LYCA Kovai Kings Vs Chepauk Super Gillies||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|17.||27-07-2018||07.15 PM||Ruby Trichy Warriors Vs IDREAM Karaikudi Kaalai||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|18.||28-07-2018||07.15 PM||JONES Tuti Patriots Vs Chepauk Super Gillies||MAC Stadium, Chennai|
|19.||29-07-2018||03.15 PM||Ruby Trichy Warriors Vs Siechem Madurai Panthers||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|20.||29-07-2018||07.15 PM||VB Kanchi Veerans Vs LYCA Kovai Kings||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|21.||30-07-2018||07.15 PM||Dindigul Dragons Vs IDREAM Karaikudi Kaalai||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|22.||31-07-2018||07.15 PM||Chepauk Super Gillies Vs VB Kanchi Veerans||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|23.||01-08-2018||07.15 PM||JONES Tuti Patriots Vs Ruby Trichy Warriors||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|24.||02-08-2018||07.15 PM||IDREAM Karaikudi Kaalai Vs Siechem Madurai Panthers||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|25.||03-08-2018||07.15 PM||Chepauk Super Gillies Vs Dindigul Dragons||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|26.||04-08-2018||07.15 PM||LYCA Kovai Kings Vs Siechem Madurai Panthers||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|27.||05-08-2018||03.15 PM||VB Kanchi Veerans Vs Ruby Trichy Warriors||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|28.||05-08-2018||07.15 PM||IDREAM Karaikudi Kaalai Vs JONES Tuti Patriots||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|29.||07-08-2018||07.15 PM||Qualifier-1 (1st Position Team Vs 2nd Position Team)||ICL – Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli|
|30.||08-08-2018||07.15 PM||Eliminator (3rd Position Team Vs 4th Position Team)||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|31.||10-08-2018||07.15 PM||Qualifier-2 (Loser Qualifier-1 Vs Winner Eliminator)||NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul|
|32.||12-08-2018||07.15 PM||Finals (Winner Qualifier-1 Vs Winner Qualifier-2)||MAC Stadium, Chennai|
The league has received a lot of praise from international cricket fraternity including foreign players. Former Australian and CSK star batsman Mathew Hayden is the brand ambassador of TNPL. In fact, in 2016, Hayden toured across the length and breadth of the state to promote the tournament. The tournament has been a star-studded affair in the last two seasons with many Kollywood celebrities making their appearances at tournament events and game. This year, we expect to see more support and love from fans, fraternity and celebrities alike.
|Team Name||City Name||Team Owner||Team Price|
|Kovai Kings||Coimbatore||Lyca Productions||5.01 Crore|
|Chepauk Super Gillies||Chennai||Metronation Chennai Television||5.13 Crore|
|Madurai Super Giants||Madurai||Srikam Industries||4.001 crore|
|Trichy Warriors||Tiruchirapalli||Ruby Builders||3.69 Crore|
|Thiruvallur Veerans||Thiruvallur||Former India player V.B. Chandrasekhar||3.48 Crore|
|Dindigul Dragons||Dindigul||TAKE Solutions||3.42 Crore|
|Karaikudi Kaalai||Karaikudi||Chettinad Apparels||3.3 Crore|
|Tuti Patriots||Thoothukudi||Selvakumar, Jones and Jay Yes Foundation||5.21 Crore|
TNPL has often been credited for giving an opportunity to local players to shine in future. It not only offers a sub-national platform to players but also assists them to get the attention from national team selector. The league has also proved to be a good influence on Tamil Nadu Cricket. Also, with Chennai Super Kings playing IPL this season, the buzz around cricket is quite alive in the state. For venues, the league is considering SNR College, Coimbatore as one of the venues for the matches. The final decision is still pending. The last two seasons were played in Chepauk, IC Ground and NPR College Ground. So, Coimbatore will be an excellent addition. In fact, there is a franchise with Coimbatore as their base and, i.e. Lyca Kovai Kings.
Besides being a platform for budding players to showcase their skill and talent, TNPL also serves as an opportunity for players to improve their game. After the first two editions of TNPL which were a grand success, the third edition, TNPL 2018, is expected to be an even bigger success with more and more fans connecting with the tournament and helping the league grow. The league has helped players from every nook and corner of Tamil Nadu showcase their cricketing skills. Following the format of IPL, TNPL also has eight teams that battle against each other to clinch the coveted TNPL trophy.
Eight Team will fight hard for this year title.
Any team is not allowed to have more than one player who has represented India internationally. This strict retention policy has been drafted to make sure that each of the eight teams has a fair chance at the tournament while giving the local players maximum opportunity to make it to this stage. Additionally, no team can retain more than one player who has represented in senior domestic tournaments from the squad for 2017 season.
The third edition of TNPL is expected to be an exciting affair with the new retention policy. For instance, Tuti Patriots will be forced to release two of its three international players. It will be interesting to see who does the Patriots choose to retain. Will it be Dinesh Karthik, Abhinav Mukund or Washington Sundar? The remaining two will be available for other teams to bid. Lyca Kovai Kings, on the other hand, will have to let either M. Vijay or Vijay Shankar go. Teams can choose not to retain any player and rebuild the team from scratch.
Albert Tuti Patriots
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Chepauk Super Gillies
METRONATION CHENNAI TELEVISION PVT. LTD.
Lyca Kovai Kings
LYCA PRODUCTIONS PVT. LTD.
SYED MOHAMMED J
Madurai Super Giant
KOTHARI (MADRAS) INTERNATIONAL LTD
ARUN KARTHICK .K .B
Ruby Trichy Warriors
RUBY BUILDERS & PROMOTERS
TAKE SOLUTIONS LTD.
VB Thiruvallur Veerans
VB CRICKET ACADEMY
CHETTINAD APPARELS PVT. LTD
One of the successful players from last year edition of TNPL 2017 is Washington Sundar. He was the part of Tuti Patriots team in which he scored 459 runs. His teammate Kaushik Gandhi followed him. Sundar also became the player of the tournament and the batsman to hit the maximum number of 4s. He had also performed very well in IPL. The experience in both the leagues helped him play better.
Adithya Arun had the maximum strike rate of 200.00 last season. He played from the side of Dindigul Dragons. His strike rate has been impressive against Madurai Super Giant.
Sai Kishore R:
Sai Kishore R, who played on behalf of Chepauk Super Gillies, took the maximum number of wickets last season. He was most successful against Tuti Patriots.
When it comes to the most economical bowler, Natarajan T of Dindigul Dragons left everyone impressed.
He hit the maximum number of 6s and was given the trophy of Strategic Player of the tournament. The award of Fantastic Player of the tournament went to Baba Aparajith, and U. Sasidev was the most energetic player of the competition.
A total of 32 matches were played in the last season in which 683 fours were hit. The total number of runs scored by all the teams put together was 8867. The total number of sixes were 357 in the 60 innings that were played. While the batsman entertained with their superb batting skills, the bowlers left the crowd mesmerised. The tournament witnessed a total of 353 wickets in that season.
In batsmen, Washington Sundar and Kaushik Gandhi of Tuti Patriots, Aniruda S of Karaikudi Kaalai, Aparajith B of VB Thiruvallur Veerans and Bharath Shankar of Ruby Trichy Warriors remain the top scorer of the tournament.
Among bowlers, Sai Kishore R of Chepauk Super Gillies, Washington Sundar and V Athisayaraj Davidson of Tuti Patriots, Silambarasan R of VB Thiruvallur Veerans and Mohan Prasath S impressed the most. Washington Sundar emerged as the most successful cricketer of the tournament wielding magic with both bat and ball. It will be interesting to see whether Tuti Patriots will be able to retain its star player this season.
In the last season, Chepauk Super Gillies defeated Tuti Patriots by six wickets to emerge as the winner of the tournament. The tournament was batsmen friendly and witnessed more than 33 partnerships that crossed 50+ runs out of which 13 passed the 100 runs mark.
The tournament received a lot of social media attention as well. The official Facebook page has more than 4 lakh followers, and the Instagram handle has 2156 followers. Madurai Super Giant is leading the tally with more than 57,000 followers on Facebook, closely followed by Albert Tuti Patriots, the defending champions.
The third edition carries the experience of first two seasons. It has heightened the expectation from every player. With all our support, TNPL 2018 is going to be the most significant local hit in India and Tamilnadu.
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