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.
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.
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