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Karnataka Premier League (KPL) | Schedule |Teams | Points table

Karnataka Premier League (KPL) | Schedule |Teams | Points table

KPL is a state twenty-20 cricket match held every year in Karnataka. The league was established in the year 2009 by the Karnataka State Cricket Association to give away tribute to the former President of the association Late Shree Srikantadutta Narasinharaja Wodeyar. The match is exactly same like Indian Premier League, popularly known as IPL.

There are 10 teams from across the state that had participated in the league since the first season. The title sponsor of the league is a Karnataka based company that deals with real estate namely Mantri Developers. The technical and other procedure of the matches is same like IPL. Though the Mantri Developers company had the copyright of the league, but in 2014 one of the leading mobile manufacturing companies Karbon Mobile had got the power of being the title sponsor of the league. The league now officially called Karbon KPL.

Karnataka Premier League (KPL)

Unlike IPL the players under this league have to be from Karnataka only. Other players from other states will not be eligible to participate under any team in this league. It is a state level match that takes place in several cities across Karnataka. As of now 4 seasons are played under KPL. It is an annual match. First season was played in the year 2009, second was in the year 2010, and then 3rd was played in the year 2014. KPL wasn’t played during 2011, 12 and 13 for technical reasons.

Karnataka Premier League (KPL) Teams

There are 10 total teams that had participated in the KPL. All the teams belong to Karnataka only and also the players belong to the same state as well. The teams and the respective captains are:

Sl. No.CaptainTeams
1.Deepak ChouguleBangalore Brigadiers
2.Balachandra AkhilProvident Bangalore
3.SP ShindeBijapur Bulls
4.Jagadeesh ArunkumarBelagavi Panthers
5.Chethan WilliamsMysuru Warriors
6.Bharat ChipliMangalore united
7.Kicha SudeepaRock Stars
8.Sunil JoshiShamanur Davanagere Diamonds
9.Stuart BinnyNamma Shivamogga
10.C RaghuBellary Tuskers

The league was started with 10 teams but in 2014, another team joined the battle ground namely Hubli Tigers. As of now the team didn’t play yet. There is no news about Hubli Tigers.

Karnataka Premier League (KPL) Matches and Schedule

This year total 32 matches will take place under KPL including two semis and one final match. In 2016, the league will be starting on 3rd September 2016 and will be ended on 20th September 2016. 20th will be the final match between the qualifiers of two semi final matches. Unlike IPL, the KPL matches do not take much time to finish. Within 17-20 days the league gets over. The match schedule for 2016 is as follows:

KSCA Rajnagar Stadium, Hubballi
DateI  Match 1.30 PM

 

II  Match 5.30PM
IIIrd SepBelagavi PanthersMangalore United

 

Namma ShivamoggaMysuru Warriors
IVth SepBijapur Bulls

 

Bellary TuskersRock StarsHubli Tigers
Vth SepMangalore United

 

Mysuru WarriorsRock StarsBelagavi Panthers
VIth SepHubli TigersBijapur Bulls

 

Bellary TuskersNamma Shivamogga
VIIthSepMysuru WarriorsBellary Tuskers

 

Mangalore UnitedBijapur Bulls
VIIIthSepRock starNamma ShivamoggaHubli TigersBelagavi Panthers
IXth SepNamma ShivamuggaBijapur Bulls

 

BelagaviMysuru
Xth SepMangalore UnitedHubli TigersBellary TuskersRock Star
 

Srikantadutta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, Mysore

I Match  1.30PMII Match 5.30PM
XIIthSepBelagaviNamma ShivamoggaMangalore UnitedBellary Tuskers
XIIIthSepRock starsBijapur Bulls

 

Namma ShivamoggaHubli Tigers
XIVthSepBellary TuskersBelagavi PanthersMysuru WarriorsBijapur Bulls
XVthSepMysuru WarriorsHubli Tigers

 

Rock starsMangalore United
XVIthSepBellary TuskersHubli Tigers

 

Bijapur BullsBelagavi Panthers
XVIIthSepNamma Shivamogga

 

Mangalore UnitedRock starsMysuru Warriors
XVIIthSepEliminator – Hubli

 

Mangalore UnitedQualifier 1 (5.30)
XIXthSepQualifier 2 (5.00)
20th SepFinal (5.00)

Karnataka Premier League (KPL) Winners

  • The winner of first season held in 2009 was Provident Bangalore
  • The winner of second season held in 2010 was Mangalore United.
  • The winner of third season held in 2014 was Mysuru Warriors
  • The winner of fourth season held in 2015 was Bijapur Bulls.

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