Karnataka Premier League
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Official KPL logo
|Administrator||Karnataka State Cricket Association|
|Tournament format||Round-robin & playoffs|
|Number of teams||7|
|Current champion||Hubli Tigers (Maiden title)|
|Most successful||Bijapur Bulls (2 titles)|
The Karnataka Premier League (KPL) is an Indian Twenty20 cricket league established by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in August 2009 and modelled after the Indian Premier League (IPL). As of April 2018, there are 8 teams competing in the league.
The first title sponsor of the KPL was Mantri Developers, who paid 113,662,500.00 INR (US$1.5 Million) for 5 years. Then KPL was inactive in 2011, 2012 and 2013. After a gap of 3 years, the third edition of Karnataka Premier League (KPL) commenced in Mysore on 28 August (Thursday). In 2014, Karbonn Mobiles won a 3-year title sponsorship for the KPL.
The KPL has been beset with allegations of corruption.
The winning bidders of the eight franchisee teams were announced at the conclusion of the auction, held on 14 August 2009. The auction earned the KSCA ₹35 crore (US$4.9 million), which received bids from 22 potential sponsors. The highest bid was for the Bengaluru (Bengaluru Urban) team, at ₹7.2 crore (US$1.0 million).
|Bangalore Brigadiers||Bengaluru Urban||Deepak Chougule||Brigade Enterprises||₹7.2 crore (US$1.0 million)|
|Provident Bangalore||Bengaluru Rural||Balachandra Akhil||Melmont Constructions|
|Mangalore United||Mangaluru||Bharat Chipli||Fiza Developers||₹4.2 crore (US$590,000)|
|Belagavi Panthers||Belagavi||Jagadeesh Arunkumar||Gaames Merchandise Pvt Ltd||₹3.8 crore (US$530,000)|
|Shamanur Davangere Diamonds||Davangere||Sunil Joshi||Shamanuru Shivashankarappa||₹3.7 crore (US$520,000)|
|Bijapur Bulls||Bijapur||SP Shinde||Vivid kreations||₹3.5 crore (US$490,000)|
|Mysuru Warriors||Mysuru||Manish Pandey||NR Group||₹3.25 crore (US$460,000)|
|Namma Shivamogga||Shivamogga||Stuart Binny||R Kumar (Cosmic IT Groups)||₹3.25 crore (US$460,000)|
|Rockstars||Sandalwood||Sudeep||Karbonn Mobiles||₹7.2 crore (US$1.0 million)|
|Bellary Tuskers||Ballari||C. Raghu||Arvind Reddy|
|Hubli Tigers||Hubballi||Sushil Jindal & Abhishek Jindal|
|Bengaluru Blasters||Bengaluru||Kalyani Motors|
|Bangalore Brigadiers||Bengaluru||Bengaluru Urban||2011|
|Provident Bangalore||Bengaluru||Bengaluru Rural||2011|
|Shamanur Davangere Diamonds||Davangere||Davangere||2011|
Team performances by season
|Shamanur Davangere Diamonds||7th||SF||–||–||–||–||–||–|
Season 1 (2009/10)
The Karnataka Premier League finals were held on 23 September 2009 as a 20-over match between Provident Bangalore and the Belagavi Panthers, played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Provident Bangalore won by five wickets (with four balls remaining). The Player of the Match was Amit Verma for (Rural). The Player of the Series was J. Arunkumar of the Belagavi Panthers. The Belgavi Panthers have in their ranks experienced players like captain J. Arunkumar, Manish Pandey and R. Vinay Kumar. J. Arunkumar scored the most runs (326) in the first year of Mantri KPL I while Manish Pandey holds the record for the highest scorer (112 not out), and Vinay Kumar was the second highest wicket taker (14 wickets).
Teams and standings
|Provident Bangalore (C)||7||5||2||0||10||+0.573|
|Belagavi Panthers (R)||7||4||3||0||8||+0.065|
|Mysore Maharaajas||7||3||4||0||6||−0.310||Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.|
|Shamanur Davangere Diamonds||7||2||5||0||4||−1.266||Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.|
- (C) = Champions; (R) = Runner-up.
Season 2 (2010/11)
The season 2 of KPL was held from 18 September 2010 to 3 October 2010 in Mysuru. Mangalore United won season 2 of KPL.
Teams and standings
|Shamanur Davanagere Diamonds||7||5||1||1||11||+0.379|
|Provident Bangalore (R)||7||4||3||0||8||+0.268|
|Mangalore United (C)||7||3||3||1||7||+0.574|
|Belagavi Panthers||7||3||3||1||7||−0.263||Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.|
|Bijapur Bulls||7||3||4||0||6||−0.316||Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.|
- (C) = Eventual Champion; (R) = Runner-up.
Season 3 (2014/15)
The third season was held from 28 August 2014 to 12 September 2014 and the auction for the same was conducted on August 7. The 7-team Twenty20 tournament went till September 12.
|Mysuru Warriors (C)||6||4||2||0||8||+1.141|
|Belagavi Panthers (R)||6||3||3||0||6||+1.310|
|Hubli Tigers||6||3||3||0||6||+1.004||Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.|
|Rockstars||6||0||6||0||0||−4.261||Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.|
Season 4 (2015/16)
|Bijapur Bulls (C)||7||5||1||1||11||+1.000|
|Hubli Tigers (R)||7||4||2||1||9||−0.164|
|Bellary Tuskers||7||3||4||0||6||+0.253||Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.|
|Mysuru Warriors||7||2||5||0||4||−0.111||Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.|
Season 5 (2016/17)
|Hubli Tigers (R)||7||5||2||0||10||+0.791|
|Bellary Tuskers (C)||7||4||3||0||8||+0.780|
|Bijapur Bulls||7||3||3||1||7||+1.023||Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.|
|Mangalore United||7||1||5||1||3||-0.511||Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.|
Season 6 (2017/18)
The sixth season saw a remarkable fan engagement via social media reaching almost 1.5 crores. The Social Media engagement was boosted by a company called Popupster using different community management skills and technologies including the use of the 360-degree camera (First time in India).
|Bijapur Bulls (R)||6||4||2||0||8||-0.098|
|Belagavi Panthers (C)||6||3||2||1||7||+0.598|
|Mysuru Warriors||6||3||3||0||6||-0.456||Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.|
|Bengaluru Blasters||6||0||6||0||0||-0.951||Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.|
Season 7 (2018/19)
|Bengaluru Blasters (R)||6||5||0||1||11||+0.895|
|Bijapur Bulls (C)||6||3||1||2||8||-0.028|
|Belagavi Panthers||6||2||3||1||5||-0.829||Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.|
|Shivamogga Lions||6||0||6||0||0||-0.549||Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.|
|2009/10||8||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||Provident Bangalore
125/5 (19.2 overs)
122/7 (20 overs)
|2010/11||8||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||Mangalore United
112/9 (20 overs)
68 all out (16.1 overs)
|2014/15||7||D.R. Bendre Cricket Stadium, Hubballi||Mysore Warriors
174/4 (19.5 overs)
170/7 (20 overs)
|2015/16||8||Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground, Mysuru||Bijapur Bulls
115/3 (17.1 overs)
114/9 (20 overs)
|2016/17||8||D.R. Bendre Cricket Stadium, Hubballi||Bellary Tuskers
189/5 (20 overs)
154/9 (20 overs)
|2017/18||7||D.R. Bendre Cricket Stadium, Hubballi||Belagavi Panthers
145/4 (17.3 overs)
141/7 (20 overs)
|2018/19||7||Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, Mysuru||Bijapur Bulls
106/3 (13.5 overs)
101 all out (20 overs)
|2019/20||7||Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, Mysuru||Hubli Tigers
144 all out (20 overs)
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