TNCA launches T-20 league with 8 teams

first_imgThe matches will be played in Chennai, Tirunelveli and Natham. The prize money will be ₹1 crore for the winner, ₹60 lakh for runner-up, ₹40 lakh for losing semi-finalists and ₹25 lakh for the remaining four teams, said Srinivasan. June 09, 2016 tnca The eight teams will be pooled into two groups with each team getting to play a minimum of six matches. Star India will be the official broadcast partner, he said. Published on Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has launched a state-level T-20 cricket league with eight competing teams.. SHARE SHARE EMAIL × SHARE The League, along the lines of the Indian Premier League of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Srinivasan said Tamil Nadu is synonymous with cricket with Chennai being the permanent centre for the game. With CSK not being there in the current IPL, there is a lull though enthusiasm for the game is high in the State. “ The League is important for domestic cricket in Tamil Nadu,” he said. Player draft will be held in July-end and players can be retained up to three years. The inaugural season will have a total of 27 matches, which will be mostly played under floodlights, he said.center_img tnca PS Raman, Chairman, TN Premier League and Vice-President, TNCA, said 17 potential franchisees turned up for bidding with minimum bid price being ₹1.25 crore. However, TNCA was successful in getting more than three times the minimum bid, he said. cricket 0 COMMENT The eight successful franchisee bidders of TNPL were introduced to the media by TNCA. It will help develop cricket in districts and Tamil Nadu players showcase their talent. IPL teams can take interest in successful players to give them a chance. The league will also provide job opportunity for many, he said. The TN Premier League, with eight franchises, will be a three-week long series of matches to be held from fourth week of August to September second week, said N Srinivasan, President, TNCA. The association will earn a revenue of ₹33 crore as franchisee fee in the first year. Srinivasan says the tournament is for players registered in Tamil Nadu. TNCA will take consent from BCCI to allow players from other states to participate. COMMENTSlast_img read more