The advent of IPL has filled the Indian sports scene with leagues and the India sports channels are saturated with leagues. The pro kabaddi league, ISL, IPTL and what, not more. Even for cricket, various state boards have their own leagues. One such instance is the Tamil Nadu Premier League. Into the second season, TNPL 2017 promises to live up to the expectations of the standards that had been set the previous year. Ahead of the league, here are all the details you need to know about Tamil Nadu Premier League 2017 schedule, teams, players & TV telecast info.
The 2nd season of the TNPL kicks off at the iconic M A Chidambaram stadium in Chennai and as has been the norm over the years it would be played between the last year champs Albert Tuti Patriots and Dindigul Dragons. It has to be noted that 8 teams slug it out in the 32 matches to be eventually crowned the champions of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2017.
Tamil Nadu Premier League 2017 Schedule
|1||22 July 2017||7.30 pm||Albert Tuti Patriots vs Dindigul Dragons||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|2||23 July 2017||7.30 pm||LYCA Kovai Kings vs Karaikudi Kaalai||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|3||24 July 2017||7.30 pm||Chepauk Super Gillies vsVB Thiruvallur Veerans||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|4||25 July 2017||7.30 pm||Madurai Super Giant vs Dindigul Dragons||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|5||26 July 2017||7.30 pm||Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Albert Tuti Patriots||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|6||27 July 2017||7.30 pm||Madurai Super Giant vs Karaikudi Kaalai||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|7||28 July 2017||7.30 pm||Dindigul Dragons vsVB Thiruvallur Veerans||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|8||29 July 2017||7.30 pm||Chepauk Super Gillies vs LYCA Kovai Kings||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|9||30 July 2017||3.30 pm||Karaikudi Kaalai vs Albert Tuti Patriots||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|10||30 July 2017||7.30 pm||VB Thiruvallur Veerans vs Ruby Trichy Warriors||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|11||31 July 2017||7.30 pm||LYCA Kovai Kings vs Dindigul Dragons||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|12||1 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Chepauk Super Gillies vs Albert Tuti Patriots||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|13||2 Aug 2017||3.30 pm||Karaikudi Kaalai vs VB Thiruvallur Veerans||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|14||2 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Madurai Super Giant||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|15||3 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Albert Tuti Patriots vs LYCA Kovai Kings||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|16||4 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Karaikudi Kaalai vs Chepauk Super Gillies||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|17||5 Aug 2017||3.30 pm||Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|18||5 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||VB Thiruvallur Veerans vs Albert Tuti Patriots||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|19||6 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Madurai Super Giant vs Chepauk Super Gillies||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|20||7 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Dindigul Dragons vs Karaikudi Kaalai||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|21||8 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Madurai Super Giant vs VB Thiruvallur Veerans||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|22||9 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Chepauk Super Gillies vs Ruby Trichy Warriors||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|23||10 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||LYCA Kovai Kings vs Madurai Super Giant||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|24||11 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Karaikudi Kaalai vs Ruby Trichy Warriors||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|25||12 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||VB Thiruvallur Veerans vs LYCA Kovai Kings||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|26||13 Aug 2017||3.30 pm||Albert Tuti Patriots vs Madurai Super Giant||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|27||13 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Dindigul Dragons vs Chepauk Super Gillies||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|28||14 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Ruby Trichy Warriors vs LYCA Kovai Kings||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|29||15 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Qualifier 1||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|30||16 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Eliminator||NPR College Ground, Dindigul|
|31||18 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Qualifier 2||ICL Ground, Tirunelveli|
|32||20 Aug 2017||7.30 pm||Final||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
TNPL 2017 Format
There has been a revamp in the format this time. Following the lines of the IPL, the organisers of TNPL 2017 have decided to do away with the semifinal format and stick to the playoff system. The top 2 teams will get an extra shot at the cherry. The top two teams will first play Qualifier 1 and the team placed 3rd and 4th will play the eliminator. The winner of the eliminator faces the loser of Qualifier 1 to book a place in the final.
Tamil Nadu Premier League 2017 Teams & Players List
Aparjith B, Abhishek Tanwar, Rahil S Shah, Kavin R, Chaturved NS, Malolan Rangarajan, Rohit R, Jaganath Sinivas, Vignesh GV. Sanjay Yadav, Arun S, Samruddh Bhat, Hari Nishaanth, Lakshminarayanan, Govindaraj, Silambarasan, Mukilesh, Samuel S, Santosh Shiv.
Murali Vijay, Syed Mohammed, Mohammed M, Suryap Prakash L, Vijay Shankar, Siva Kumar, Rohith R, Vignesh K, Anirudh Sita Ram. Ajith Ram, Harish Kumar, Akshay V Srinivasan, Arun B, Anchit D, Kamalesh M, Tarun Srinivas, Adhithya Giridhar, Gowtham Thamarai.
R Sathish, Yo Mahesh, Thalaivan Sargunam, Anthony Dhas, Gopinath, Sai Kishore, Sasidev, Joel Joseph, Tamil Kumaran, Alaxander R. Vasanth Saravanan S, Rahul B, Ashwath Mukunthan, Karthik S, Rajeel Abdul Rahman, Nirmal Kumar, Vasudevan, Aditya Barooah, Shibi Jawahar.
R Ashwin, Ashwin M, Natarajan, Sanjay MS, Jagadeesan N, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Subramania Siva, Sunny Kumar Singh, Mukunth. Wilkins Victor, Ashwin Venkataraman, Shyam Sundar, Dinesh S, Yazh Arul Mozhi, Prashant Prabhu, Abhishek, Vivek, Adithya Arun, Silambarasan.
Dinesh Karthik, L Balaji, Washington Sunder, Aswinathisayaraj Dav Crist, Abhinav Mukund, Aushik Srinivas, Kaushik Gandhi, Anand Subramanian, Akash Sumra. Sathyanarayan R, Sushil U, Ganesh Moorthi M, Athisayaraj Davidson, Maaruthi Raghav, Vishaal R, Siddarth S Ahuja, Lakshman V, Nathan SP, Nicul Anand.
Arun Karthick, Suresh Kumar, Thiyagarajan, Francis Rokins, Chandrasekar, Vignesh Ganapathi, Raja M, Shijit Chandran, Vignesh L. Maan K Bafna, Muruganantham S, Aswin Kumar, Amarnath, Varun Narendar, Sakthi P, Anton Andrew Subikshan, Mihir R, Edward Kennedy, Madhu C. Coach: Michael Bevan.
Indrajith B, Koushik J, Jesuraj R, Shahrukh Khan M, Bharath Shankar, Prathiban, Varun Kumar, Prabhu M, Kaushik J, Ganesh L, Adithya Ganesh. Siddharth S, Suthesh T, Nilesh Subramanian, Akkil Srinaath, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Mitchell Anthony, Trilok Nag, Aditya B.
Badrinath, Aniruda, Sunil Sam, Suresh Babu, Lokeshwar, Ganapathi Chandrasekar, Shoaib MD Khan, Vishal Vaidhya, Sonu Yadav, Rajkumar. Mohan Prasath, Vijay Kumar, Abhinav M, Jerome A, Srinivasan R, Kiran Akash, Sujay S, Swaminathan S, Shahjahan. Coach: Robin Singh.
Before even the tournament starts, the league got into a bit of trouble when the BCCI refused to give official status to the Tamil Nadu Premier League. Also with Srinivasan on the board, it is going to be tough times for the organisers to make amends with the BCCI. The league, however, will be boosted by the influx of certain top players that includes top name none other than M S Dhoni. Homecoming of Dhoni to Chennai might well mean that he is going to CSK in the upcoming season of IPL.
So, let us hope that the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2017 kicks-off and sets the bar higher and higher. These leagues bring in new players and unearthes new talents, so let us sit back and enjoy the new talent.