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TNPL player draft to be held tomorrow

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The Player Draft of the inaugural edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) will be held at Crowne Plaza, Chennai, on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

The proceedings will kick-start with a press conference, to be addressed by senior officials of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and TNPL, at 10.30 am. There will be multiple press conferences through the day.

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The eight franchises will get to choose from as many as 888 players. A team can pick a minimum of 17 and maximum of 19 players. The players have been divided into three main price bands. They are as under:

(i) International players who have represented the Senior India team (Rs 5 lakh/Rs 4 lakh/Rs 3 lakh);

(ii) Players who have played tournaments conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India — multi-day/one-day/T20 format (Rs 2.50 lakhs/Rs 2 lakhs/Rs 1.50 lakh)

(iii) Other Players (Rs 1 lakh/Rs 75,000/Rs 50,000)

The curtain raiser of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) will air on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1 at 8 PM tonight. The inaugural edition of the TNPL will commence on August 27 and will conclude with the final at Chennai on September 18, 2016. Star Sports will broadcast the 31-match tournament.

Some big names such as Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik and Lakshmipathy Balaji to name a few are set to feature in the first season of the TNPL.
Also read – KCA launches KPL 2016 schedule

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