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Pandya brothers likely to feature in TNPL 2017

This list of players features the Pandya brothers along with the likes of Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Sharma, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Bawne, and Unmukt Chand.

Hardik and Krunal Pandya
Hardik and Krunal Pandya. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The Pandya brothers – Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya – have emerged as two of the most exciting prospects for the Indian cricket. While Hardik has already made his presence felt in the international level, Krunal has been performing decently well in the domestic circuit for Baroda. Currently, both players are the donning the all-rounder hat for the Mumbai Indians team in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.

Needless to say, both players are excellent performers in the shortest format of the game. There is certainly some good news for the fans of the Pandya brothers. The duo is likely to feature in the upcoming edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). TNPL is the T20 league initiated by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. The tournament is played by 8 teams representing 8 regions of the state of Tamil Nadu. It runs on the line of the IPL.

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As per the recent quotes in Times of India, the tournament is likely to feature outstation players last year. There was a lot of brouhaha surrounding the participation of the outstation players in the league last year. Eventually, only the local players from the state had participated in the inaugural edition. This year, the TNCA is keen on roping in overseas players.

All interested players are expected to fill out the draft forms. The registration forms will be available at the TNCA office from 6th May. The final date of submission of the forms in on June 10. “We are opening the registrations for the draft from May 6. Though TNCA registered outstation players didn’t feature last time, they can register for the TNPL draft and we will include them in the list. We are figuring out on how to go about it,” a top source recently conceded.

Some of the popular names are already contracted to TNCA. This list of players features the Pandya brothers along with the likes of Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Sharma, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Bawne, and Unmukt Chand.

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