CHENNAI: With Chennai Super Kings banned and the city not to host IPL matches for two years, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association is organising its own T20 meet. Billed Tamil Nadu Premier League, it will be held in August.
The TNCA executive committee at its meeting on Sunday decided to launch the League from the last week of August to the second week of September. Objectives are to (1) develop players to play competitive T20 matches (2) provide a platform for amateur players to exhibit their talent (3) have sustainable model for developing infrastructure in districts and (4) bring in new audiences to the grounds.
It will be a franchisee based tournament with eight teams. The tender process for media and franchisee rights will be finalised by the last week of April.
S Railways Win
Southern Railways eased past AGORC 2-0, thanks to two first half goals from M Elamurugan and PC Riju in a St Joseph’s CFA Senior Division League match here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.
Earlier, Challengers Union and FCI played out a goalless draw in the First Division.
Senior Division: Southern Railways 2 (Elamurugan 10 & Riju 26) bt AGORC 0; First Division: Challengers Union 0 drew with FCI 0.