The Maharashtra Premier League 2023 will start on Thursday, June 15 in Pune, Maharashtra.
Organised by the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), the MPL 2023 will see six franchise-based teams participating in the T20 tournament.
Puneri Bappa, Kolhapur Tuskers, Eagle Nashik Titans, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings, Ratnagiri Jets and Solapur Royals are the six franchises that will take part in the upcoming competition. The six franchises represent Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik, Sambhaji, Ratnagiri and Solapur.
As per the schedule, each team will play the other side in a round-robin format. The top four teams will qualify for the MPL 2023 playoffs.
The playoffs will consist of Qualifier 1, Eliminator, Qualifier and the Final. The MPL 2023 final will be held on Thursday, June 29.
All matches of MPL 2023 will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Kedar Jadhav and Rajvardhan Hangargekar are some of the leading Maharashtra cricketers to feature in the T20 tournament.
Adopting the successful model of the Indian T20 League, a total of 285 players signed up for the MPL 2023 auction.
The players were divided under three categories - with base prices of INR 60,000, INR 40,000 and INR 30,000.
Each of the six teams were also allowed to rope in an icon player before the auction.
Interestingly, the first edition of MPL was organised in 2009 by the state board, but it stalled after the first three editions. The franchise-based T20 tournament has been revived after a long interval.
Where to watch Maharashtra Premier League 2023 LIVE in India?
LIVE streaming of the Maharashtra Premier League 2023 will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.
There will be no LIVE telecast of the Maharashtra Premier League 2023 on any TV channel in India.
Maharashtra Premier League 2023 schedule and live India match times
All match times are in India Standard Time (IST)
Thursday, June 15
Puneri Bappa vs Kolhapur Tuskers - 7:00 PM
Friday, June 16
Eagle Nashik Titans vs Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings - 10:00 AM
Ratnagiri Jets vs Solapur Royals - 4:30 PM
Saturday, June 17
Kolhapur Tuskers vs Ratnagiri Jets - 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 18
Eagle Nashik Titans vs Solapur Royals - 10:00 AM
Puneri Bappa vs Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings - 4:30 PM
Monday, June 19
Puneri Bappa vs Eagle Nashik Titans - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 20
Solapur Royals vs Kolhapur Tuskers - 10:00 AM
Ratnagiri Jets vs Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21
Eagle Nashik Titans vs Ratnagiri Jets - 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 22
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings vs Kolhapur Tuskers - 10:00 AM
Puneri Bappa vs Solapur Royals - 4:30 PM
Friday, June 23
Solapur Royals vs Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings - 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 24
Puneri Bappa vs Ratnagiri Jets - 10:00 AM
Kolhapur Tuskers vs Eagle Nashik Titans - 4:30 PM
Monday, June 26
Qualifier 1 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 27
Eliminator - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 28
Qualifier 2 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 29
Maharashtra Premier League 2023 final - 7:00 PM
Maharashtra Premier League 2023 teams and squads
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings: Rajvardhan Hangargekar (icon player), Rameshwar Daud, Akash Jadhav, Mohsin Sayyad, Jagdish Zope, Hitesh Valunj, Rushikesh Nair, Swaraj Chavan, Om Bhosale, Shamsujama Kazi, Anand Thenge, Murtuza Trunkwala, Ranjit Nikam, Aniket Nalawade, Swapnil Chavan, Harshal Kate, Onkar Khatpe, Hrishikesh Daund, Ashwin Bhapkar, Tanesh Jain, Varun Gujar, Abhishek Pawar, Saurabh Navale
Eagle Nashik Titans: Rahul Tripathi (icon player), Siddhesh Veer, Ashay Palkar, Dhanraj Shinde, Aditya Rajhans, Arshin Kulkarni, Izhaan Sayed, Rehan Khan, Rishab Karwa, Razek Fallah, Omkar Akhade, Akshay Waikar, Prashant Solanki, Siddhant Doshi, Sahil Parikh, Vaibhav Vibhute, Kaushal Tambe, Harshad Khadiwale, Rohit Hadke, Varun Deshpande, Mandar Bhandari, Shubham Nagawade, Sharvin Kiswe
Kolhapur Tuskers: Kedar Jadhav (icon player), Naushad Shaikh, Kirtiraj Wadekar, Manojyadav, Vidya Tiwari, Atman Pore, Akshay Darekar, Shreyash Chavan, Siddharth Mhatre, Taranjit Dhillon, Nihal Tusamad, Ravi Chaudhari, Ankit Bawane, Sachin Dhas, Nikhil Madas, Sahil Autade
Puneri Bappa: Ruturaj Gaikwad (icon player), Rohan Damle, Prashant Kore, Advay Shidhaye, Azhar Ansari, Shubhankar Hardikar, Vaibhav Choughule, Roshan Waghsare, Piyush Salvi, Aditya Daware, Saurabh Dighe, Shubham Kothari, Sohan Jamale, Saish Dighe, Sachin Bhosale, Abhimanyu Jadhav, Yash Kshirsagar, Pawan Shah, Shripad Nimbalkar, Harsh Sanghavi, Digvijay Patil, Ajay Borude, Adarsh Bothara, Bhushan Navande, Kunsh Dixit, Harsh Oswal, Suraj Shinde
Ratnagiri Jets: Azim Kazi (icon player), Vijay Pawale, Divyang Hinganekar, Ashkan Kazi, Rohit Patil, Prithviraj Shilamkar, Kiran Chormale, Dhiraj Phatangare, Preetam Patil, Krish Shahapurkar, Nikit Dhumal, Pradeep Dadhe, Kunal Thorat, Swaraj Wabale, S. Shahrukh Kadir, Yogesh Chavan, Tushar Shrivastav, Sahil Churi, Akilesh Gawale, Saurabh Shevalkar, Rushikesh Sonavne, Samarth Kadam, Nikhil Naik
Solapur Royals: Vicky Ostwal (icon player), Satyajeet Bachhav, Omkar Rajput, Harshvardhan Tingre, Sunil Yadav, Yash Borkar, Prathamesh Gawde, Pranay Singh, Ansh Dhoot, Pratik Mhatre, Pravin Deshety, Atharva Kale, Yash Nahar, Mehul Patel, Yaasar Shaikh, Dev D Natu, Abhinav Bhatt, Swapnil Fulpagar, Sanket Pharate, Vishant More, Rushabh Rathod
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