All you wanted to know about Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2014

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Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 17:04 [IST]
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The third edition of Karnataka Premier League (KPL) will commence in Mysore on August 28 (Thursday). The 7-team Twenty20 tournament will run till September 12 with matches across Mysore, Bangalore and Hubli.

Schedule; Squads; Full Coverage; Auction List

The tickets for the opening two games in Mysore have been already sold out, according to the organisers Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).

All you wanted to know about KPL 2014

Here are the important facts and figures about KPL 2014

# The tournament, approved by BCCI, will be played from August 28 to September 12. The competition features players from Karnataka only

# KPL first began in 2009. And after the second edition in 2010, it was not conducted in 2011, 2012 and 2013

# There is no team from Bangalore

# This is the first domestic T20 league in the country to have a film actors team (Rockstars) among professional cricket sides

# KPL, sponsored by Karbonn Mobiles, is a tribute to the late president of KSCA Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar

# Three grounds will be used - M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bangalore), Gangothri Glades (Mysore) and DR Bendre KSCA Stadium (Hubli)

# The first match of 2014 edition is on August 28 at 5PM in Mysore between Mangalore United and Rockstars

# All matches to be telecast Live on Sony SIX (both HD and SD)

# Previous Champions - Bangalore Provident (2009); Mangalore United (2010)

# KPL trophy weighs 3.5 kgs and is 18 inches high

Match start times (IST) - 10AM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 6PM

Teams - Belagavi Panthers, Bellary Tuskers, Bijapur Bulls, Hubli Tigers, Mangalore United, Mysore Warriors, Rockstars

Captains - R Vinay Kumar (Belagavi), C Raghu (Bellary), Deepak Chougule (Bijapur), B Akhil (Hubli), Rohit Sabharwal (Mangalore), Manish Pandey (Mysore), Sudeep (Rockstars)

2.5 lakh rupees each for losing semi-finalists

3 Third edition of KPL. The league makes a return after a gap of 3 years

5 lakhs rupees for the second-placed team

7 teams to battle for the trophy

10 lakhs rupees for the winners

14 match days

20 lakhs rupees was the total purse for each team at players auction

24 matches will be played

25 rupees, the lowest priced match ticket

42 years, age of the oldest players in the league, Anand Katti (Hubli Tigers) and Yere Goud (Mysore Warriors)

45 rupees, the highest priced match ticket

125 players are part of KPL 2014

10,000 rupees was the lowest bid price for a player

530,000 rupees - Amount paid to Robin Uthappa by Bellary at the players' auction. Uthappa is the costliest player in the league


Story first published:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 16:16 [IST]
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