The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL 2021) is finally set to get underway from July 19 after the organisers were granted permission from the state government to organise the T20 tournament. Notably, the organisers can now stage the 32 matches at three centres with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) asked to comply with all the COVID-19 related protocols.
Consequently, the TNCA has set strict COVID-19 protocols for all the participants of the tournament including the officials. Five RT-PCR tests as well as a five-day hard quarantine for the players and officials has been mandated by the board. Moreover, even the media officials won’t be able to cover the matches from the venue.
All the 28 league matches as well as the 4 playoffs are set to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.
The eight-team league is set to commence after a year-long break owing to the COVID-19 crisis.
Here are the teams:
Chepauk Super Gillies, Lyca Kovai Kings, Dindigul Dragons, Trichy Warriors (formerly Ruby Kanchi Warriors), iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans (formerly Karaikudi Kaalai), Siechem Madurai Panthers (formerly Madurai Super Giant), Salem Spartans (formerly Tuti Patriots) and Nellai Royal Kings (formerly VB Thiruvallur Veerans).
While Super Gillies happen to be the defending champions, Dragons were the runners-up.
Fixtures and Schedule
19 July 2021- 7:30 PM- LYCA KOVAI KINGS vs SALEM SPARTANS
20 July 2021- 7:30 PM- CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES vs IDREAM TIRUPPUR TAMIZHANS
21 July 2021- 7:30 PM-NELLAI ROYAL KINGS vs RUBY TRICHY WARRIORS
22 July 2021- 7:30 PM-DINDIGUL DRAGONS vs SIECHEM MADURAI PANTHERS
23-July 2021-7:30 PM-RUBY TRICHY WARRIORS vs LYCA KOVAI KINGS
24 July 2021-3:30 PM-CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES vs NELLAI ROYAL KINGS
24 July 2021-7:30 PM-IDREAM TIRUPPUR TAMIZHANS vs SALEM SPARTANS
25 July 2021-3:30 PM-SIECHEM MADURAI PANTHERS vs RUBY TRICHY WARRIORS
25 July 2021-7:30 PM-LYCA KOVAI KINGS vs DINDIGUL DRAGONS
26 July 2021- 7:30 PM-NELLAI ROYAL KINGS vs IDREAM TIRUPPUR TAMIZHANS
27 July 2021- 7:30 PM-DINDIGUL DRAGONS vs RUBY TRICHY WARRIORS
28 July 2021- 3:30 PM SALEM SPARTANS v CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES
28 July 2021- 7:30 PM SIECHEM MADURAI PANTHERS vs LYCA KOVAI KINGS
29 July 2021- 7:30 PM RUBY TRICHY WARRIORS vs IDREAM TIRUPPUR TAMIZHANS
30 July 2021- 7:30 PM DINDIGUL DRAGONS vs SALEM SPARTANS
31 July 2021- 3:30 PM LYCA KOVAI KINGS vs IDREAM TIRUPPUR TAMIZHANS
31 July 2021-7:30 PM-SIECHEM MADURAI PANTHERS vs NELLAI ROYAL KINGS
1 August 2021- 7:30 PM- SALEM SPARTANS vs RUBY TRICHY WARRIORS
1 August 2021- 3:30 PM-SALEM SPARTANS vs RUBY TRICHY WARRIORS
1 August 2021-7:30 PM CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES vs DINDIGUL DRAGONS
2 August 2021-7:30 PM IDREAM TIRUPPUR TAMIZHANS vs SIECHEM MADURAI PANTHERS
3 August 2021-7:30 PM NELLAI ROYAL KINGS vs DINDIGUL DRAGONS
4 August 2021-7.30 PM SIECHEM MADURAI PANTHERS vs CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES
5 August 2021-7:30 PM SALEM SPARTANS vs NELLAI ROYAL KINGS
6 August 2021-7:30 PM CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES vs LYCA KOVAI KINGS
7 August 2021-3:30 PM IDREAM TIRUPPUR TAMIZHANS vs DINDIGUL DRAGONS
7 August 2021-7:30 PM SALEM SPARTANS vs SIECHEM MADURAI PANTHERS
8 August 2021-3:30 PM LYCA KOVAI KINGS vs NELLAI ROYAL KINGS
8 August 2021-7:30 PM RUBY TRICHY WARRIORS vs CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES
10 August 2021- 7:30 pm- Qualifier 1
11 August 2021- 7:30 pm – Eliminator
13 August 2021- 7:30 pm- Qualifier 2
15 August 2021- 7:30 pm- Final
When and where can I watch TNPL?
The tournament will broadcast on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports Tamil from July 19 onwards.
Where to check live score updates?
SportsTiger is a one-stop destination to get live score updates. The fans can download the SportsTiger application, which is available on Google Play Store and iOS App Store.