Holdingwilley The second best way to enjoy cricket
Due to some technical problems, we are unable to cover live matches on our site and app. We are working on it and will be back soon. Please stay tuned for more.

IPL-style T20 tournament to be held in Chennai.

The TNCA was also impressed with the popularity of the Karnataka Premier League and believed it too could conduct a similar competition. In fact, when The Hindu put the question before Karnataka State Cricket Association secretary Brijesh Patel a few months back, he wished the league in Tamil Nadu all success. In the days ahead, the TNCA will be looking for a media partner for televising the games. Although the crowds are expected to throng the venues, a league of this nature would not be feasible if not shown live.

A top source in the TNCA said to The Hindu. The TNCA, which had put the TNPL in the backburner owing to lack of time, was forced to rethink.

We needed to give something to the passionate fans of the game across the State. A competition of this kind would also get the districts involved in a big way.



The TNCA held an Executive Committee meeting here on Sunday where the proposal was approved. It will now be put before the general body. The tournament will be conducted in Chennai and Natham in Dindigul, the only venues in the State with floodlights. There will be different franchises from cities such as Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchi, Salem, Dindigul and Tirunelveli. A player auction will be held in Chennai. Initially, the TNCA was not keen on havingthe competition this year. But with the M.A. Chidambaram not getting any men’s matches in the ICC World Twenty20, and the Chennai Super Kings banned for two years, a view that the State was being starved of this popular format of cricket gained ground.

Rate this article: