Cricket : Mangalore Premier League (MPL) to Begin from Feb 10

Cricket : Mangalore Premier League (MPL) to Begin from Feb 10
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Daijiworld Media Network- Mangalore (RS)
Mangalore, Dec 30: There’s good news for cricket lovers in city as Mangalore Premier League (MPL), T-20 cricket tournament is scheduled to be held at NMPT grounds, Panambur here from February 10 to February 21.  

Briefing about the MPL at press club here on Wednesday, December 30, Mangalore Sports Club president Manohar Amin, said that the main objective of the tournament is to identify and source talent from Mangalore, Udupi and Kodagu districts, which falls under Mangalore zone. It will also offer young talented cricketers from this zone to participate in Karnataka Premiere League (KPL) Ranaji Trophy, IPL organized by BCCI and such other tournaments that will brighten their future he added. 

There tournament will witness participation of eight teams and 150 players. Eight auctioned teams from among Kundapur, Udupi/Manipal, Karkala/Moodbidri, Suratkal/Mulki, Mangalore, Bantwal/Beltangady, Puttur/Sullia, Ullal, Madikeri and Virajapet will vie for the cup, he said.    

The NMPT ground has a capacity to accommodate 5,000 to 7,000 spectators. During the season, daily three matches comprising two day matches and one under floodlights will be held, informed Shashidhar Kodical, director of Mangala Sports Private Limited.

Bidding Process  

The tender application for MPL will be issued on January 1, 2010. Pre-bid clarification and logo will be launched on January 10. Submission of tender application, opening of bids and award of bids will be undertaken on January 17. The last day for making payment of first installment for the bid and other payments will be made on January 23. The players will be auctioned on January 24.  

The MPL among its objectives has promotion of mofussil cricket of Mangalore zone, provision of opportunities to the skillful individual players and players’ promotion through exposure of their cricketing talent, improvising cricketing fraternity including umpires, coaches, scorers to officiate and learn as well as creation of opportunity to view exciting live twenty-20 matches, added Amin.  

Mangalore Sports Club is a premier cricket club of the district started in 1950s. It has guided and inspired many cricketers who have played under the club and also represented the state and national cricket teams. Mangala Sports Private Limited is a registered private limited company for the promotion of sports, which handles everything to perfection in a professional manner.

Popular coach and Honorary secretary of Mangalore Sports club, Samuel Jayaraj Muthu, treasurer Rathan Kumar and one of the cricket promoter and Chair man of Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Ramachandra Baikampady were present at the press meet. will be official Online Media Partner for the event

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  • dinesh shetty, surathkal

    Sun, Feb 14 2010

    This is good news for cricket lovers in mangalorean.

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  • abdul rouf, kotekar

    Sun, Jan 3 2010

    someshwar cricketers its ur trophy

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  • Dinesh Shetty, Padubidri/Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

    Fri, Jan 1 2010

    We saw realization of our dream Bajpe airport becoming an international airport and also the new terminal building which is coming up. Similarly we are dreaming of having a world class Cricket Stadium coming up in Mangalore. Appreciate having attention from all the members involved/contributed to making Manglore Bajpe airport an international airport.

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  • Dayanand Bangera / Cricket Coach - Zayed CA - ABu Dhabi, Katapady / Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Dec 31 2009

    All the best to all players who are playing in this tournament.

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  • Royston Prabhu, Bejai/KSA

    Thu, Dec 31 2009

    Great news for Mlore Cricket. Nice to see my old team mates Manohar and Ratan on the scene. Good Luck

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  • lohith, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 31 2009

    Sadiq NM... will shine ...

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  • shakeel/krishnapura, al-jubail

    Thu, Dec 31 2009

    all the best for MPL............

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  • iqbal hassan, mukka

    Thu, Dec 31 2009

    its going to be a great for mangalorean to watch our up coming stars well don hats up .

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  • shakeel krishnapura, Al-Jubail

    Thu, Dec 31 2009

    local player should be seen in international cricket team........ best of luck for MPL.

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  • Krishna Kundar, Udupi/Dubai

    Wed, Dec 30 2009

    Good stuff, this way cricket is going to very remote areas, similarly the effort should be done in other sports too.

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  • masood, dubai/Manipal

    Wed, Dec 30 2009

    This is a great initiative.  There is no doubt that south Kanara has adiquate talent with less opportunity. This format of T20 is great & exciting, but we need to produce talent for the longer format of the game as well.

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  • ameer arfath, bhatkal

    Wed, Dec 30 2009

    this is good news 4 cricket lover.can u give this good news coming to bhatkal zone

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  • Thomas Dsouza, Gorigudda/Israel

    Wed, Dec 30 2009

    Good Luck to Mangalore Premier League (MPL)

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