The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) was inaugurated yesterday with eight franchises participating. The tournament runs from 24th August to 18th September. The TNPL will feature players from the state of Tamil Nadu along with outstation players who have registered with TNCA. With Star Sports telecasting it, there will be no shortage of coverage. Here we analyse 5 reasons why we think TNPL will be a huge success.
1) Absence of CSK in IPL
This has to be the first reason for sure. Chennai Super Kings was not just a team, it was an emotion for Tamilnadu people. The absence of CSK in IPL even made a significant number of fans ignore IPL this season. Watching Dhoni and Ashwin donning Pune jersey and Raina donning Gujarat jersey was unimaginable. This TNPL offers a reprieve from watching those. It has been promoted by M.S Dhoni and almost all Tamilnadu players take part in this. There is a sense of feeling that it is for the Tamilnadu people by the CSK management.