Belgaum: Beware of Belgavi Panthers, they are sent to wreak havoc in KPL.
Belgavi Panthers is the name given to Belgaum Franchise in the fledging Karnataka Premier League.
J.Arun Kumar, the former Karnataka Renji team captain will lead the team in the first season. He is also given the additional charge to coach the team in the first season.
The franchise conducted a selection trial for Belgaum cricketers in Belgaum. Around 180 players participated in the trial and out of the twenty four have been shortlisted for a practice match on Tuesday.
The final 12 players will be picked after this match and will be brought to Bangalore for further training. A franchise spokes person said that they were committed to picking at least five local players, as against mandated two, in the final squad.