The fifth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) will begin on June 4, the TNCA announced on Wednesday, saying BCCI has given its approval to host the tournament in a biological environment.
“TNCA is pleased to announce that BCCI has approved the TNPL 2021 tournament. After receiving the necessary approvals from the Tamil Nadu government, the tournament will start on June 4 in Tirunelveli and the finals will be played on July 4 in Salem,” TNCA RS Secretary Ramasaamy said in a press release.
“The TNCA will follow strict standard bio-bubble operating measures with frequent testing and quarantine rules, as is the case for BCCI domestic matches, international matches and IPL. “
The tournament will open with a match between Dindigul Dragons and IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans in Tirunelveli.
The final will be played in Salem on July 4. The tournament will be played in caravan format.
Matches will be played in Tirunelveli and Coimbatore, except in Salem.
The tournament has eight franchises – Salem Spartans, Chepauk Super Gillies, LYCA Kovai Kings, Madurai Panthers, Ruby Trichy Warriors, Nellai Royal Kings, Dindigul Dragons and IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans.
The 2020 edition cannot take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.