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The Karnataka Premier League (KPL) is an Indian Twenty20 cricket league established by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in August 2009 and modeled after the Indian Premier League (IPL). As of April 2018, there are 8 teams competing in the league.

Karnataka Premier League
Countries India India
Administrator Karnataka State Cricket Association
Headquarters Bengaluru, Karnataka
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2009/10
Last tournament 2016/17
Next tournament 2017/18
Tournament format Round-robin & playoffs
Number of teams 7
Current champion Belagavi Panthers (1st title)
Most successful Provident Bangalore (1 title each)

Mangalore United

Mysore Warriors

Bijapur Bulls

Bellary Tuskers

Belagavi Panthers
Website www.kpl.cricket

The first title sponsor of the KPL was Mantri Developers, who paid 110 million (US$1.7 million) for 5 years[1]. Then KPL was inactive in 2011, 2012 and 2013. After a gap of 3 years, the third edition of Karnataka Premier League (KPL) commenced in Mysore on 28 August (Thursday). In 2014, Karbonn Mobiles won a 3-year title sponsorship for the KPL.

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AuctionEdit

The winning bidders of the eight franchisee teams were announced at the conclusion of the auction, held on 14 August 2009. The auction earned the KSCA 35 crore (US$5.4 million), which received bids from 22 potential sponsors. The highest bid was for the Bengaluru (Bengaluru Urban) team, at 7.2 crore (US$1.1 million).

Franchisee Zone Captain Owner(s) Price (USD)
Bangalore Brigadiers Bengaluru Urban Deepak Chougule Brigade Enterprises 7.2 crore (US$1.1 million)
Provident Bangalore Bengaluru Rural Balachandra Akhil Melmont Constructions
Mangalore United Mangaluru Bharat Chipli Fiza Developers 4.2 crore (US$640,000)
Belagavi Panthers Belagavi Jagadeesh Arunkumar Gaames Merchandise Pvt Ltd 3.8 crore (US$580,000)
Shamanur Davangere Diamonds Hubballi-Dharwad Sunil Joshi Shamanuru Shivashankarappa 3.7 crore (US$570,000)
Bijapur Bulls Kalaburagi SP Shinde Vivid Kreations 3.5 crore (US$540,000)
Mysuru Warriors Mysuru Manish Pandey NR Group[2] 3.25 crore (US$500,000)
Namma Shivamogga Shivamogga Stuart Binny Umapathy MS (SGB Crushers Group) 3.25 crore (US$500,000)
Rockstars Sandalwood Kiccha Sudeep Karbonn Mobiles 7.2 crore (US$1.1 million)
Bellary Tuskers Ballari C Raghu Arvind Reddy
Hubli Tigers Hubballi Sushil Jindal & Abhishek Jindal
Bengaluru Blasters Bengaluru Kalyani Motors

TeamsEdit

Defunct teamsEdit

Team City/Town District Folded
Bangalore Brigadiers Bengaluru Bengaluru Urban 2011
Provident Bangalore Bengaluru Bengaluru Rural 2011
Shamanur Davangere Diamonds Hubballi Hubballi-Dharwad 2011

Team performances by seasonEdit

Team 2009/10 2010/11 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Bangalore Brigadiers SF 8th DNP DNP DNP DNP
Provident Bangalore W R DNP DNP DNP DNP
Mangalore United 6th W R SF 7th DNP
Belagavi Panthers R 5th SF SF SF W
Shamanur Davangere Diamonds 7th SF DNP DNP DNP DNP
Bijapur Bulls SF 7th SF W 5th R
Malnad Gladiators 8th SF DNP DNP DNP DNP
Mysuru Warriors 5th 6th W 7th SF 5th
Namma Shivamogga DNP DNP DNP 6th 6th SF
Ballari Tuskers DNP DNP 6th 5th W 6th
Hubli Tigers DNP DNP 5th R R SF
Rockstars DNP DNP 7th 8th 8th DNP
Bengaluru Blasters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 7th

Season 1 (2009/10)Edit

The Karnataka Premier League finals were held on 23 September 2009 as a 20-over match between Provident Bangalore and the Belagavi Panthers, played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Provident Bangalore won by five wickets (with four balls remaining). The Player of the Match was Amit Verma for (Rural). The Player of the Series was J. Arunkumar of the Belagavi Panthers. The Belgavi Panthers have in their ranks experienced players like captain J. Arunkumar, Manish Pandey and R. Vinay Kumar. J. Arunkumar scored the most runs (326) in the first year of Mantri KPL I while Manish Pandey holds the record for the highest scorer (112 not out), and Vinay Kumar was the second highest wicket taker (14 wickets).

Teams and standingsEdit

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Bangalore Brigadiers 7 6 1 0 12 +0.967
Provident Bangalore (C) 7 5 2 0 10 +0.573
Bijapur Bulls 7 4 3 0 8 +0.217
Belagavi Panthers (R) 7 4 3 0 8 +0.065
Mysore Maharaajas 7 3 4 0 6 −0.310 Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.
Mangalore United 7 2 5 0 4 −0.332
Shamanur Davangere Diamonds 7 2 5 0 4 −1.266 Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Malnad Gladiators 7 2 5 0 4 −0.122
(C) = Champions; (R) = Runner-up.

Season 2 (2010/11)Edit

The season 2 of KPL was held from 18 September 2010 to 3 October 2010 in Mysuru. Mangalore United won season 2 of KPL.

Teams and standingsEdit

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Shamanur Davanagere Diamonds 7 5 1 1 11 +0.379
Provident Bangalore (R) 7 4 3 0 8 +0.268
Malnad Gladiators 7 4 3 0 8 −0.016
Mangalore United (C) 7 3 3 1 7 +0.574
Belagavi Panthers 7 3 3 1 7 −0.263 Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.
Mysore Maharaajas 7 3 4 0 6 −0.201
Bijapur Bulls 7 3 4 0 6 −0.316 Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Bangalore Brigadiers 7 1 5 1 3 −0.339
(C) = Eventual Champion; (R) = Runner-up.

Season 3 (2014/15)Edit

The third season was held from 28 August 2014 to 12 September 2014 and the auction for the same was conducted on August 7. The 7-team Twenty20 tournament went till September 12.

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Bijapur Bulls 6 5 1 0 10 +1.231
Mangalore United 6 5 1 0 10 +0.504
Mysuru Warriors (C) 6 4 2 0 8 +1.141
Belagavi Panthers (R) 6 3 3 0 6 +1.310
Hubli Tigers 6 3 3 0 6 +1.004 Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.
Bellary Tuskers 6 1 5 0 2 −1.077
Rockstars 6 0 6 0 0 −4.261 Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

Season 4 (2015/16)Edit

The fourth season saw a new team making a debut, Namma Shivamogga, adding up to 8 teams overall. The season will go from 2 to 19 September at Hubballi and Mysuru.

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Belagavi Panthers 7 5 1 1 11 +1.375
Bijapur Bulls (C) 7 5 1 1 11 +1.000
Hubli Tigers (R) 7 4 2 1 9 −0.164
Mangalore United 7 3 2 2 8 +0.407
Bellary Tuskers 7 3 4 0 6 +0.253
Namma Shivamogga 7 3 4 0 6 +0.001 Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.
Mysuru Warriors 7 2 5 0 4 −0.111
Rockstars 7 0 0 1 1 −2.762 Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

Season 5 (2016/17)Edit

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Mysuru Warriors 7 7 0 0 14 +1.764
Hubli Tigers (R) 7 5 2 0 10 +0.791
Belagavi Panthers 7 4 3 0 8 +0.827
Bellary Tuskers (C) 7 4 3 0 8 +0.780
Bijapur Bulls 7 3 3 1 7 +1.023
Namma Shivamogga 7 3 4 0 6 -0.781 Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.
Mangalore United 7 1 5 1 3 -0.511
Rockstars 7 0 7 0 0 -3.858 Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

Season 6 (2017/18)Edit

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Hubli Tigers 6 4 2 0 8 +0.203
Bijapur Bulls (R) 6 4 2 0 8 -0.098
Namma Shivamogga 6 3 1 2 8 +1.209
Belagavi Panthers (C) 6 3 2 1 7 +0.598
Mysuru Warriors 6 3 3 0 6 -0.456 Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.
Ballari Tuskers 6 2 3 1 5 -0.258
Bengaluru Blasters 6 0 6 0 0 -0.951 Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

KPL WinnersEdit

Season Teams Finals venue Winner Margin Runner-Up
2009/10 8 M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Provident Bangalore
125/5 (19.2 overs)
5 wickets
Scorecard
Belagavi Panthers
122/7 (20 overs)
2010/11 8 M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Mangalore United
112/9 (20 overs)
44 runs
Scorecard
Provident Bangalore
68 all out (16.1 overs)
2011/12 Not Played
2012/13 Not Played
2013/14 Not Played
2014/15 7 D.R. Bendre Cricket Stadium, Hubballi Mysore Warriors
174/4 (19.5 overs)
6 wickets
Scorecard
Belagavi Panthers
170/7 (20 overs)
2015/16 8 Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground, Mysuru Bijapur Bulls
115/3 (17.1 overs)
7 wickets
Scorecard
Hubli Tigers
114/9 (20 overs)
2016/17 8 D.R. Bendre Cricket Stadium, Hubballi Bellary Tuskers
189/5 (20 overs)
35 runs
Scorecard
Hubli Tigers
154/9 (20 overs)
2017/18 7 D.R. Bendre Cricket Stadium, Hubbali Belagavi Panthers
145/4 (17.3 overs)
6 wickets
Scorecard
Bijapur Bulls
141/7 (20 overs)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mantri Developers to sponsor KPL". The Hindu. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Owners :: Mysuru Warriors". www.mysuruwarriors.com. Retrieved 2016-09-21. 

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