The complete schedule of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2021 has been officially released, with the tournament set to commence on July 19. The season opener will be played between Lyca Kovai Kings and Salem Spartans. The tournament will feature 32 matches this season with the grand finale set to be played on August 15.
Complete schedule of TNPL 2021
How many double headers will be played this season?
There will be as many as 7 double headers in TNPL 2021 with all other days featuring only one match in evening. The afternoon games will begin at 3:30 PM IST onwards while the evening matches will commence at 7:30 PM IST onwards. The league stages will conclude on August 8 and the schedule further will be as follows:
August 9 - Rest Day
August 10 - Qualifier 1
August 11 - Eliminator
August 12 - Rest Day
August 13 - Qualifier 2
August 14 - Rest Day
August 15 - Finals
All the matches to be played in Chennai
There have been a lot of speculations regarding the venues for the 2021 edition of Tamil Nadu Premier League. While NPR College Ground (Dindigul) and Indian Cement Company Ground (Tirunelveli) have hosted the matches in past, it was expected that Salem Cricket Foundation Stadium (Salem) and SNR College Cricket Ground (Coimbatore) will also be added to the roster.
However, considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the country and the requirement of keeping the players in a secure bio-bubble environment, it has been decided that all the matches of TNPL 2021 will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to avoid any kind of travel complications.