The first edition of the TNPL had its share of controversies when three participants reported they were approached by bookies to fix matches.
IPL-style knockout phase:
The TNPL will follow the IPLmodel for the knockout phase this time around. Instead of the usual semifinal-final, it will be a Qualifier 1, Eliminator and Qualifier 2 and then the final.
TNPL exposure will help TN players win crunch games in Ranji, says Balaji
Former India pacer and Tamil Nadu bowling coach L Balaji believes TN youngsters getting exposed to high-pressure games in the TNPL in front of big crowds will help the state win knockout matches in the domestic season in the years to come.
“Tamil Nadu make it to semis and final, but they falter there. I feel the lack of exposure in playing big games always makes the team do mistakes. I think TNPL will give youngsters the exposure of playing intense matches at a young age in packed atmosphere. Playing in a franchiseebased model will tune them to be competitive,” Balaji, who is part of defending champions Tuti Patriots team, said on the sidelines of a TNPL event on Monday.