The fifth season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) will start on July 19 and run till August 15 at Chennai's M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.
The eight teams participating in TNPL 2021 are Salem Spartans, Chepauk Super Gillies, LYCA Kovai Kings, Madurai Panthers, Ruby Trichy Warriors, Nellai Royal Kings, Dindigul Dragons and IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans.
LYCA Kovai Kings will open the tournament with a game against Salem Spartans. Watch live in India!
Vijay Shankar and M Ashwin are set to play in TNPL 2021. Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin will not play as they are with the Indian cricket team while T Natarajan is recovering from injury. Varun Chakravarthy is also on national duty but could play TNPL 2021 later. Murali Vijay pulled out of the tournament citing personal reasons.
The last edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League took place in 2019, where Chepauk Super Gillies claimed the title after defeating league leaders Dindigul Dragons by 12 runs in the final. Narayan Jagadeesan was the highest run-scorer in TNPL last season, tallying 448 runs in 10 matches with an average of 64. Ganeshan Periyaswamy ended as the highest wicket-taker with 21 scalps in nine games.
This year, a total of 32 matches will be played. As many as seven doubleheaders in the league stage have been scheduled as well.
TNPL 2021 teams: Chepauk Super Gillies, Lyca Kovai Kings, Dindigul Dragons, Trichy Warriors, iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans, Siechem Madurai Panthers, Salem Spartans and V B Kanchi Veerans.
Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2021 schedule, fixtures and live match times
All times are in India Standard Time (IST)
July 19, Monday
LYCA Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans - 7:30 PM IST
July 20, Tuesday
Chepauk Super Gillies vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans - 7.30 PM IST
July 21, Wednesday
Nellai Royal Kings vs Ruby Trichy Warriors - 7.30 PM IST
July 22, Thursday
Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers - 7:30 PM IST
July 23, Friday
Ruby Trichy Warriors vs LYCA Kovai Kings - 7:30 PM IST
July 24, Saturday
Chepauk Super Gillies vs Nellai Royal Kings - 3:30 PM IST
IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Salem Spartans - 7:30 PM IST
July 25, Sunday
Madurai Panthers vs Ruby Trichy Warriors - 3:30 PM IST
LYCA Kovai Kings vs Dindigul Dragons - 7:30 PM IST
July 26, Monday
Nellai Royal Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans - 7.30 PM IST
July 27, Tuesday
Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors - 7.30 PM IST
July 28, Wednesday
Salem Spartans vs Chepauk Super Gillies - 3:30 PM IST
Madurai Panthers vs LYCA Kovai Kings - 7.30 PM IST
July 29, Thursday
Ruby Trichy Warriors vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans - 7.30 PM IST
July 30, Friday
Dindigul Dragons vs Salem Spartans - 7:30 PM IST
July 31, Saturday
LYCA Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans - 3:30 PM IST
Madhurai Panthers vs Nellai Royal Kings - 7.30 PM IST
August 1, Sunday
Salem Spartans vs Ruy Trichy Warriors - 3:30 PM IST
Chepauk Super Gillies vs Dindigul Dragons - 7:30 PM IST
August 2, Monday
IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Madhurai Panthers - 7:30 PM IST
August 3, Tuesday
Nellai Royal Kings vs Dindigul Dragons - 7:30 PM IST
August 4, Wednesday
Madhurai Panthers vs Chepauk Super Gillies - 7:30 PM IST
August 5, Thursday
Salem Spartans vs Nellai Royal Kings - 7.30 PM IST
August 6, Friday
Chepauk Super Gillies vs LYCA Kovai Kings - 7:30 PM IST
August 7, Saturday
IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Dindigul Dragons - 3:30 PM IST
Salem Spartans vs Madhurai Panthers - 7:30 PM IST
August 8, Sunday
LYCA Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings - 3:30 PM IST
Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Chepauk Super Gillies - 7:30 PM IST
August 10, Tuesday
August 11, Wednesday
August 13, Friday
August 15, Sunday
TNPL 2021 final
TNPL champions list
2016: Tuti Patriots
2017: Chepauk Super Gillies
2018: Madurai Panthers
2019: Chepauk Super Gillies
Where to watch TNPL 2021 live in India?
The Tamil Nadu Premier League will be telecast live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 1 Tamil TV channels in India. TNPL 2021 live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.