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IPL-style tourney in Tamil Nadu

State's cricket association conducts formal bid process to select 8 franchisee owners, raising Rs 33 cr; player drafts next month

T E Narasimhan  |  Thoothukudi 

Tamil Nadu will have its own 20-overs cricket tournament, modelled on the likes of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. To be called the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), it will begin from the fourth week of August, stretching till the second week of September.

Star India will be the official telecaster, in Tamil and English. While Karnataka has a state league, TNPL will be mounted on a larger scale, said N Srinivasan, president, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. "We conducted a bidding process for the league and are happy with the outcome," he said. "The bids were 3.3 ...

First Published: Thu, June 09 2016. 23:43 IST

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