TNPL 2023: Owners of all 8 teams

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TNPL 2023 Owners of all teams: Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) will be back with its seventh edition on Monday, June 12 and this time, Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG) and Lyca Kovai Kings (LKK) will defend the title as both were crowned joint champions in the previous edition of the league, following the washout of the final game in Coimbatore.

After seven years since its founding, TNPL is presently prospering as a result of the many supporters it has attracted. When the league first started in 2016, eight business houses invested a sizeable sum to secure the rights to the eight franchises. The league saw many ups and downs over the course of these seven years, but it is now solid and consistently provides its fans with excellent T20 action. Owners of teams have been crucial to the success of the league since they have made sure that the competition runs smoothly.

Here the complete list of TNPL 2023 Owners of all teams

Salem Spartans {SS} – Vivo Chennai South Distributor Selvakumar M

Salem Spartans (SS) began play in the TNPL as the Tuti Patriots, but in 2019, the team’s ownership changed, and the name was changed to Salem Spartans. M. Selvakumar of Vivo Chennai South Distributor paid Thoothukodi Sports and Entertainment LTD INR 5.21 crore for the franchise rights.

Murugan Ashwin served as the captain of the Spartans in 2022, who are from the Salem region of Tamil Nadu. They finished their voyage in seventh place in the league’s 2021 season. They were the worst-performing team in the 2022 competition, finishing their season in eighth place.

Under the seasoned Dinesh Karthik as captain, Spartans won the league’s maiden season in 2016 as the Tuti Patriots. The Spartans’ performance has decreased since gaining a new identity, but in the next 2023 season, they plan to improve and win the championship after seven years.

Chepauk Super Gillies {CSG} – Metronation Chennai Television Private Limited

The TNPL’s most successful franchise, Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG), has won four championships to date, more than any other team in the competition. B. Sivanthi Adityan, who also controls Metronation Chennai Television Private Limited, is the team’s owner. For 5.21 crore Indian rupees, the company acquired the franchise in 2016.

They won their first championship in 2017 with Rajagopal Sathish as their captain. With his leadership abilities in 2019, Kaushik Gandhi guided CSG to their second championship victory. With his bat, Narayan Jagadeesan contributed significantly to the team’s victory in 2021, scoring 336 runs in nine innings of ten matches, including three half-centuries. In addition to Jagadeesan, skipper Gandhi also contributed well with his solid batting performance.

Gandhi took the squad by the reins in 2022 and helped it win the championship alongside Lyca Kovai Kings (LKK). Gandhi displayed assurance with his bat during CSG’s outstanding campaign, becoming the team’s highest run-scorer with 226 runs in nine innings of nine matches at a strike rate of 110.24.

Lyca Kovai Kings {LKK} – Lyca Productions

One of the most well-known film production companies in India, Lyca Productions, whose chairman is Subaskaran Allirajah, acquired a TNPL franchise for INR 5.01 crore in 2016 and gave it the moniker Lyca Kovai Kings (LKK). The Jaffna Kings team from the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) is also owned by Allirajah.

Shahrukh Khan, the newest cricketing celebrity from Tamil Nadu, who now plays for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), serves as LKK’s captain and represents Coimbatore in the league. LKK and Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG) shared the title of champions in 2022 thanks to Shahrukh’s leadership as captain. Suresh Kumar and Abhishek Tanwar excelled in the batting and bowling departments, respectively, throughout LKK’s triumphant trip.

With 398 runs in 10 games and a strike rate of 157.93, Suresh led the team. While Tanwar became the competition’s top wicket-taker after taking 17 wickets in nine games for an economy of 7.09.

Dindigul Dragons {DD} – Take Solutions Ltd

Although Dindigul Dragons (DD) have been a part of the TNPL since its inception, they have yet to be crowned champions. For INR 3.42 crores, Take Solutions, a renowned business-technology company, purchased the franchise’s rights in 2016. The group, which represents Dindigul in southern Tamil Nadu, has yet to take home a championship.

Dragons skipper Narayan Jagadeesan played fierce cricket in 2018 and led his team to the championship. The right-handed batter finished as the season’s second-leading scorer with 396 runs scored in nine innings of play over nine games, for a strike rate of 130.69.

They fell short against Siechem Madurai Panthers in the championship game, though, and finished their adventure as runners-up. They were very close to winning the championship in 2019, but Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG) prevailed in the championship game. Despite the fact that the Dragons were unable to win the championship in the 2019 campaign, its captain Jagadeesan emerged as the competition’s most productive batter with 448 runs in 10 games and a strike rate of 137.42.

Ba11sy Trichy – Ruby Builders

Ba11sy Trichy started their journey in TNPL as Ruby Kanchi Warriors. The franchise was owned by Ruby Builders, who are a famous property developer in the southern region of Chennai. However, in the first-ever TNPL auction, the franchise went through an ownership change as Drumstick Productions became the new owner of the Tiruchirapalli-based team, splurging INR 3.69 crore.

Trichy gave their supporters unimpressive results for the duration of the seasons. They did, however, defeat Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG) by eight runs in the final in 2021 while being captained by Rahil Shah at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.

For the Warriors, Nidhish S Rajagopal, Adithya Ganesh, and P Saravana Kumar stood out as outstanding competitors. Kumar finished the championship with the most wickets, taking 13 in nine games at a respectable economy of 7.84, with the top figures of 3/24.

IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans {ITT} – iDream Cinemas and IDream Properties

The first TNPL edition saw the birth of IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans. The franchise was bought for INR 3.3 crore by IDream Cinemas, operators of a movie theatre in Royapuram, Chennai. Tamizhans haven’t made an impact in any of the six seasons thus far because they’ve played poor cricket the majority of the time.

Under the leadership of Subramaniam Badrinath, they had their best league performance in 2017. The veteran turned the Tamizhans (formerly Karaikudi Kaalai) into the third-most successful team in the competition under his guidance. They played well during the round-robin portion of the competition, finishing in third place with four victories and three losses.

They returned to the playoffs the next year after reaching them in 2017. With 347 runs in eight games with a strike rate of 154.22, Srikkanth Aniruddha led Karaikudi from the front this time, moving up to third in the season’s run scoring. Nevertheless, despite his efforts at the plate, the team fell to Lyca Kovai Kings (LKK) in the Eliminator game of the playoffs, ending their run in the league.

Siechem Madurai Panthers {SMP} – Pooja Damodaran

Kothari (Madras) LTD acquired the Siechem Madurai Panthers in 2016 for INR 4.001 crores. They were the worst-performing team for the first two seasons, but in 2018, they improved and defeated Dindigul Dragons to win the third season of the league and became champions.

Prior to the competition that same year, Siechem Industries acquired the Madurai-based franchise from Kothari (Madras) LTD. Pooja Damodaran was chosen as the team’s managing director to oversee daily operations and make critical decisions by P Damodaran, managing director of Siechem Wires & Cables.

The Panthers reached the playoffs the season after winning the championship in 2018, however they were unsuccessful in winning the trophy a second time. Arun Karthik, their batter, gave it his all throughout the season and finished third in run production with 356 runs in nine games and a strike rate of 148.95.

Nellai Royal Kings {NRK} – Crown Forts Limited

To symbolise Tirunelveli, Crown Forts Limited renamed their VB Kanchi Veerans of Kancheepuram as Nellai Royal Kings in 2021. They haven’t given their fans anything particularly noteworthy in their time as the Nellai-based outlet, but they are expected to perform at the top of their game in the forthcoming season.

Following their poor performance in 2021, NRK named Baba Indrajith as their captain in 2022. Under his leadership, the team’s performance graph improved as the veteran from Tamil Nadu made use of his expertise to help his team reach the playoffs. They finished their tournament run in Qualifier 2, falling to Kovai Kings by two wickets in a thrilling match.

Sanjay Yadav and Baba Aparajith, two of NRK’s important batters, entered the list of the tournament’s top run scorers despite the team’s failure to win the championship. Yadav finished the tournament as the top run scorer with 452 runs scored in nine matches with a strike rate of 186.77. While Aparajith demonstrated his bat proficiency and rose to third place in the competition with 396 runs in nine games with a strike rate of 144.52.

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