The fifth season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), having got the go ahead from the state government, will begin on July 19.
The Twenty20 league featuring eight teams – defending champion Chepauk Super Gillies, Dindigul Dragons, LYCA Kovai Kings, Salem Spartans, iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans, Ruby Trichy Warriors, Nellai Royal Kings and Siechem Madurai Panthers will be a 28-day affair with the final on August 15.
All 32 matches will be played at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk. There will be seven double-headers in the league phase, which will be held without a break. The first of the three rest days will be after the conclusion of the league stage and before the playoffs.
“The Tamil Nadu Government formally approved holding the TNPL 2021 tournament on 1st July 2021 subject to no spectators and…