Tamil Nadu Premier League 2017 Schedule & Fixtures, Teams Squad Players List
Albert Tuti Patriots won inaugural TNPL title
The second edition of the TNPL will be played on July 22 to August 20. And a host of IPL stars are expected to feature in this competition.
A TNPL Draft will be held in June, and quite a long list of Tamil Nadu premier league players who featured in the Indian Premier League have been named in it. Piyush Chawla, who recently played for the Kolkata Knight Riders, will be a part of the TNPL Draft, apart from Ankit Bawane and Robin Bisht.
Basil Thampi will also make it to the TNPL Draft, having captured the imagination of the Indian fans with his excellent bowling during the IPL. However, Indian international Jayant Yadav might not make it to the TNPL Draft.
There are also talks that Sanju Samson and Vishnu Vinod are in talks with the management but not much is known about their plans.
Earlier, Tamil Nadu joined a host of other states in India to host its very own cricket league, following the grand success of the sport on the national stage. They joined the neighbouring Karnataka Premier League Twenty20 tournament that has been played since 2009. The competition was played from August 27, 2016 featuring big stars like R Ashwin (picked up by Dindigul), Murali Vijay (picked up by Coimbatore), L Balaji & Dinesh Karthik who both play for Thoothukudi. The Tamil Nadu Premier League tickets are available online on BookmyShow.
According to the latest update, eight teams will participate in the competition with each team playing all other sides once apiece in the tournament. That makes it a total of 28 games during the round-robin, league stage of the TNPL before the top four sides in the tournament qualify for the knock-out stage. The knock-out round will see the top four sides make it to the semi-finals, with the winner of the two semi-finals playing in the final.
The idea behind the TNPL cricket league is to give the state players a chance to showcase their talents, in addition to luring in more crowds to the stadiums. Moreover, the tournament is also expected to give the cricket in state a huge developmental boost.
Similar to the Indian Premier League, there will be eight franchises representing the cities of Tamil Nadu who will be participating in the tournament. The complete list of TNPL squad for the Tamil Nadu Premier League TNPL 2017 is placed below.
TNPL Teams 2017
The final TNPL team list 2017 for the eight franchises is as follows;
Albert Tuti Patriots (Thoothukudi): Dinesh Karthik (captain), SP Nathan, Siddarth Ahuja, R Sathyanarayan, V Lakshman, Maaruthi Raghav, Aushik Srinivas, R Vishaal, V Athisayaraj Davidson, Akash Surma, M Ganesh Moorthi, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Kaushik Gandhi, Abhinav Mukund, Subramanian Anand,Umashankar Sushil, G Nicul Anand, Aswin Crist, Washington Sundar
Chepauk Super Gillies (Chepauk): Sathish (captain), R Suthesh, S Radhakrishnan, Thalaivan Sargunam, Jothimani Gowjith Subhash, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Yo Mahesh, Antony Dhas, Sathiamoorty Saravanan, Baskaran Rahul, Ashwath Mukumthan, Aditya Barooah, R Alexander, Uthirasamy Sasidev,Rajagopal, Gopinath, S Karthik, Joel Joseph, Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran
Lyca Kovai Kings (Coimbatore): Murali Vijay (captain), B Anirudh Sita Ram, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, MK Sivakumar, S Harish Kumar, L Suryaprakash, JS Mohammad, B Arun, Vijay Shankar, S Ajith Ram, S Tarun Srinivas, Akshay Srinivasan, M Mohammed, Ravi Kumar Rohithl, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Manish Ravi, K Deeran Lingesh, Siddharth M
Madurai Super Giant (Madurai): Arun Karthik (captain), Suresh Kumar, M Raja, Edward Kennedy, Muruganantham,P Francis Rokins, Palani Amarnath, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Shijit Chandran, DT Chandrasekar, K Mani Bharathi, PS Sivaramakrishnan, Poiyamozhi, R Karthikeyan, N Ganesh, Senthil Nathan, D Prashanth Prabhu,Shah Rukh Khan, R Ajith
Ruby Kanchi Warriors (Kancheepuram): Baba Indrajith (captain), Rajamani Jesuraj, Alagh Prathiban, Murthy Prabhu, Krishna Varun Kumar, Jagatheesan Kousik, Akkil Srinaath,Jagannathan Kaushik, Adithya Ganesh, Nilesh Subramanian, Bharath Shankar, B Aditya, Anthony Mannays, Aditya Giridhar, N Prashid Akash,K Vignesh, RS Mokit Hariharan, M Manokaran, J Jabez Moses
VB Thiruvallur Veerans (Tiruvallur): Baba Aparajith (captain), Silambarasan, NS Chaturved,Hari Nishanth, Rahil Shah, Malolan Rangarajan, Jaganath Sinivas, Vignesh, S Arun, Ramalingam Rohit, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Tanwar, Samuel, R Kavin, U Mukilesh, Lakshmi Narayanan, R Rajan, RD Ashwin Kumar, S Siddharth
Dindigul Dragons (Dindigul): Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Wilkins Victor, M Silambarasan, N Jagadeesan, K Mukunth,Murugan Ashwin, MS Sanjay, T Natarajan, Adithya Arun, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Sunny Kumar Singh, R Vivek, Subramania Siva, S Abishiek, Ashwin Venkataraman, A Aarif, S Dinesh,Kishan Kumar
Karaikudi Kaalai (Karaikudi): S Badrinath (captain), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Suresh Babu, S Lokeshwar, M Shajahan, Chandrasekar Ganapathy,A Jerome, K Vishal Vaidhya, R Sonu Yadav, M Abhinav, S Mohan Prasath, R Rajkumar, Shoaib Md Khan, Sunil Sam, M Vijay Kumar, Srikkanth Anirudha, N Trilok Nag, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Aashish Sri Krishnan,S Hukku, Varun Chakravarthi
More than 15 companies participated in the bidding to get the rights to own the franchises, out of which eight made it through. Metronation Chennai Television will own the South Chennai team, while Lyca Productions will have a major say in the affairs of the Coimbatore side. Take Solutions Limited and Chettinad Apparels Pvt Ltd. got the rights to own the franchises from Dindugal and Karaikudi respectively. The Madurai team will be owned by Kothari Madras International Limited and Thiruvallur team will be governed by VB Cricket Academy.
Ruby Builders and Promoters have got the rights for Kancheepuram side, while Thoothukudi Sports and Entertainment Private Limited made the largest bid at a whooping Rs. 5.13 Crore for the Thoothukudi team.
The teams will be split in two groups of four, with the tournament set to feature a total of 27 matches. The broadcasting rights of the event has been obtained by STAR India who will show all the matches.
Tamil Nadu Premier League 2017 Schedule
TNPL schedule for the second edition (July 22 to August 20) will be placed below;