His team also won the game by 23 runs.
A number of useful players weren't retained.
Gowtham felt that "bowling four overs and fielding for 85 minutes" was permissible but was totally unaware of the fact that those four overs could cost him an India A berth.
The Panthers were excellent with both bat and bowl, with Hoover’s 52-ball 81 helping them to a comfortable six-wicket victory.
When the winning runs were scored, the whole of the Belagavi unit raced onto the field to embrace Stuart Binny (8 not out) and Kishore Kamat (5 not out).
Eventually, they got over the line at ease with Mithun hitting consecutive fours off Pradeep T.
Hubli Tigers falter in the rain-affected chase in the first semi-final.
Belagavi will meet the winners of the second semi-final, between Namma Shivamogga and Bijapur Bulls to be played on Friday.
STR Binny’s 55 not out in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 51st occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain in KPL
Binny’s unbeaten 40-ball 55 goes in vain as the Bulls edge Belagavi Panthers in their final league clash.