BENGALURU: After a lull of two years on account of COVID-19, the Karnataka State Cricket Affiliation has provide you with Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 event, the most recent avatar of Karnataka Premier League (KPL), which can be held from August 7 to 26.
The matches can be organised at Bengaluru and Mysuru, KSCA president Roger Binny mentioned.
“As a result of COVID-19, we couldn't organise the T20 occasion. It was a setback. We misplaced two essential years. Now we're conducting the event to unearth younger expertise from small cities,” Binny, a former India cricketer informed reporters.
In line with him, the tourney is being organised in reminiscence of former titular Mysuru king Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who was a former president of the KSCA.
The KSCA is taking part in it secure this time, after having burnt its arms within the KPL, which was mired in match-fixing controversies and had led to the arrest of some gamers and a workforce proprietor.
“This yr onwards we have now considered a brand new mannequin. A brand new mannequin the place we have now workforce sponsors and never workforce homeowners. It isn't the franchisee mannequin. We are attempting to copy the Huge Bash mannequin like in Australia,” KSCA secretary Santosh Menon mentioned.
He defined that the occasion can be run by the KSCA and can be held in Mysuru and Bengaluru.
“Your complete accountability of proudly owning the workforce, working the cricket and taking good care of the gamers stays with the KSCA,” Menon mentioned.
He mentioned Karnataka has been divided into six zones — Bengaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hubballi, Mangaluru and Raichur.
The groups can be picked on a draft mannequin. The cricket committee of the KSCA led by its president Binny after numerous conferences determined to type core teams, every comprising six head coaches, six assistant coaches, one selector and a former Ranji Trophy participant, Menon elaborated.
“These core teams will run the cricket for every workforce,” the KSCA secretary mentioned.
The likes of Stuart Binny, Nazeeruddin, Mansoor Ali Khan, Nikhil Haldipur, Deepak Chougule and P V Shashikanth could be the top coaches, Menon mentioned.
“Anand Katti, A R Mahesh, M B Prashanth, Santosh Vadeyaraj and Raghotham Navali are the selectors, who will choose the cricketers on a draft mannequin and never on an public sale mannequin,” he mentioned.
On the event, Binny additionally unveiled the brand and the Maharaja-themed trophy, which has been crafted with an engraved metallic pillar adorned by 11 strong wings that counsel the variety of gamers in a cricket workforce.
The occasion can be telecast reside on Star Sports activities-2 and Star Sports activities Kannada. Additionally, will probably be reside streamed on the Fancode app.
The KPL was launched in 2009 and eight editions had been held within the state.
Speaking to PTI, Menon mentioned all of the gamers can be from Karnataka, who're registered with the KSCA.
To test malpractices, the KSCA has determined that will probably be little extra vigilant this time.
“We've got written to the Board of Management for Cricket in India to depute their anti-corruption individuals right here. We're going to educate individuals and the assist employees. We've got additionally taken inputs from the police,” Menon defined.
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