Karnataka Premier League 2016 from September 16
The 2016 edition of Karnataka Premier League will be played from September 16 to October 1. This time, the tournament has been split across two venues – Mysore and Hubli. The Karnataka Premier League tickets are available online on BookmyShow. The kpl tickets online price range from Rs 30 – 49.
The defending champions are Bijapur Bulls, who defeated Hubli Tigers by seven wickets last season to lift their maiden trophy.
The tournament was first launched back in 2009 and has gone many changes since then. Following a three year hiatus, the league was re-introduced in 2014 and has been continuing since then. The same eight franchises which featured last year will be competing this year too – Bijapur Bulls, Rock Stars, Mysuru Warriors, Hubli Tigers, Mangalore United, Bellary Tuskers, Namma Shivamogga and Belgavi Panthers.
Similar to the Indian Premier League, an auction will be conducted right before the tournament, giving the franchises a chance to revamp their squads. Each team is allowed to retain a maximum of four players. KPL 2016 squad can at most include 18 players per team.
Interestingly, this time around even the all-stars team Rock Stars will also be allowed to take part in the auction process. The auction will comprise of two pools: A and B, along with a third separate pool C from which franchises can choose players. The entire scenario will unfold on August 10th.
The tournament has already made a huge impact on the cricket in the state, giving the local talents a chance to showcase their skills. With the likes of KC Cariappa and Shivil Kaushik making it to the Indian Premier League, the coming editions will only reveal from talented players.
KPL 2016 Teams Squad
Karnataka Premier League KPL 2016 full list of squads & teams list is placed below;
Mangalore United: Karun Nair, Ronit More, BN Bharath, Mitrakant Yadav, Bhat, Ballal, Brar, Avinash, Bhareth, Mash, Mitrakant, Muhafiz A Khader, Nihal Shilar, Nishithh N, Pradeep, Praveen, Rahul, Rohan, Rohit, Shishir, Moinuddin, Udit.
Belagavi Panthers: Majid, A Reddy, Jeevi, Mayank, Nithin, Pushtak, R Vinay Kumar, Stallin, Suresh, Vinu, Zeeshan Ali, Mayank Agarwal, Praveen Dubey, HS Sharath.
Bijapur Bulls: Robin Uthappa, Abhimanyu Mithun, Samarth, KC Cariappa, Sinan Abdul Kader, Naveen MG, Arsdeep Singh Brar, AM Kiran , K C Avinash, Suraj Sampath, Bharat Chipli
Bellary Tuskers: Amit Verma, KB Pawan, Akhil Balachandra, Devraj Patil, Prasidh Krishna, Karthik C A, Bharath Kondaji, Anil I G, Suneel Raju, S P Manjunath, Rohan Kadam, Chiranjivi GS, Prateek Jain, Vinay Sagar, Vishnu Prabhas, Akshay Angadi, Surya Kumar, Gnanadeep Gundlapalli, Syed Abrar, Nagesh.
Namma Shivamogga: Shreyas Gopal, Sadiq Kirmani, Abrar Kazi, KV Siddharth, Adi, Gulecha, Daivik, Machaiah, Dinesh Borwankar, Hoysala, Milind Ramesh, Abbas, Murali, G Pradeep, Raghu, Samarth Ooty, Sinan, Binny, Vijay Kumar, Vikram V.
Hubli Tigers: Sreenath Arvind, Kranthi Kumar, Shivil Koushik, Mohammed Taha, Abhishek Reddy, Kunal Kapoor, Vinoo Prasad, Stallin Hoover, Aditya Somanna, Dikshanshu Negi, Chethan William, Naga Bharath, Manjesh Reddy, Mohammed Niyas Nisar, Sarfaraz Ashraf, Cheluvaraj V, Prasanna Patil, Parikshith Shetty, Sarfaraz Allahabad, Aditya Patil.
Rockstars: Aadarsh, RC, Charan, DJ, DK, Dhruv, Kichha, Maddy, Maggi, Prathap, Rahul, Raghu, Rajeev, RG, Sachin, Raj Kumar, Sharath, Sunil Joshi, Prasad, Nithish, M Gowda.
Mysore Warriors: Manish Pandey, J Suchith, K Gowtham, Arjun Hoysala, A Doddamni, Barry, Akshay, Darsh, Mathias, Gautham, Kuldeep, Madhu, M Reddy, MG, Nihal, Nikin, Shantharaju, Shoaib, DH, Tejas.
Sony is official broadcaster for the Karnataka Premier League. With auctions just a week away, watch this space as we bring you more updates on this.