TNPL 2017

Chepauk Super Gillies take home TNPL title

Chennai: K H Gopinath and R Sathish helped Chepauk Super Gillies chase down a modest but tricky target of 144 and win the India Cements Ltd TNPL crown with a six-wicket victory over Season 1 champions Albert TuTi Patriots at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. Having never beaten the Patriots in four previous outings prior to this one, Chepauk stunned everyone by finally getting the better of

Can Chepauk be fifth time lucky?

Chennai: The only unbeaten side and the defending champions Albert Tuti Patriots will take on Chepauk Super Gillies in the final of the tournament at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, today. How are Tuti? Tuti have only gotten better in the tournament with Washington Sundar being a revelation for them. His excellence with the bat and ball have seen him shattering many records this season. With many hailing that he

TNPL is highly competitive, says N Srinivasan

Chennai: “As an enthusiast, I am delighted at the return of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to Indian Premier League (IPL),” said former ICC chairman and executive committee member of Tamilnadu Cricket Association (TNCA), N Srinivasan. CSK and Rajasthan Royals (RR) return to IPL fold from next year. They were banned for two seasons each after some of their team owners were charged with corruption by the Supreme Court. Srinivasan further

Sai Kishore spins Chepauk to finals

Chennai: Left-Arm spinners R Sai Kishore and R Alexander spun a web around Lyca Kovai Kings batsmen as Chepauk Super Gillies posted a 27-run win on VJD method in Qualifier 2 to reach the Tamil Nadu Premier League final. They will meet Tuti Patriots at Chepauk tomorrow. After restricting Kovai to 136/9 at the India Cements ground in Tirunelveli on Friday, Gillies were 90/1 after 11 overs when rain stopped

Will Chepauk bowlers outsmart Kovai batsmen?

Chennai: Chepauk Super Gillies will take on Lyca Kovai Kings at the second qualifier to be held at ICL Ground in Sankarnagar today. The winner of this match will lockhorns with the strong Albert Tuti Patriots in the finals to be held on 20 August in Chennai. Chepauk had outsmarted every team in the tournament except Tuti, while Kovai suffered the wrath of Lord Varuna as two of their games

Rohith's ton helps Kovai eliminate Karaikudi

Chennai: Lyca Kovai Kings, led by Murali Vijay, eliminated Karakudi Kaalai as R Rohith hit the fastest century of the tournament to help his team chase down a mammoth 194-run target. The match was held at the NPR College Ground, Natham, on Wednesday and saw Karaikudi being asked to bat first. S Anirudha, suffering from injury, was back for Karaikudi. He was given a life earlier in the game as M

It was mental game, says Gillies coach Badani

Chennai: Chepauk Super Gillies coach Hemang Badani addressed the media after their loss to Albert Tuti Patriots in Qualifier-1 of the India Cements Ltd TNPL 2017 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Do you think it is more of a mental battle than a physical battle against Albert Tuti Patriots? I think pretty much both the sides have been well-equipped and done well. If you look at last year and

Tuti Patriots sail into finals of TN Premier League

Chennai: Albert Tuti Patriots comprehensively won the first qualifier match against Chepauk Super Gillies to qualify for the finals of the second edition of the Tamilnadu Premier League (TNPL). Winning the toss was the only positive thing that happened to Chepauk as things turned topsy-turvy for the team right from the start. K H Gopinath failed to provide the team with the best of starts yet again as he perished

TNPL: Kovai Kings enter playoffs

Chennai: Lyca Kovai Kings entered the playoffs in style, beating Ruby Trichy Warriors by seven wickets in the final league match of TNPL 2017 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here. Kovai knocked VB Thiruvallur Veerans out of the tournament with the win and will meet Karaikudi Kaalai in the eliminator at NPR College Ground, Natham, on Wednesday. This year, the organising committee of TNPL has changed the tournament format to

Our execution could have been better: Baba Aprajith

Chennai: Baba Aparajith of VB Thiruvallur Veerans addressed the media following his team’s seven-wicket loss to Lyca Kovai Kings in their game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, on Saturday. EXCERPTS: Q) Abhishek Tanwar’s overthrow of that no-ball cost you dear… A) He didn’t think much under pressure. He just wanted to get that throw right. Q) You were still in the game after Vijay’s wicket… A) Yes, we were

Thrilling last ball win for Kovai

Chennai: Lyca Kovai Kings defeated VB Thiruvallur Veerans by seven wickets and kept alive their chances of qualifying into the playoffs, at a league match held under the lights here. VB Thiruvallur Veerans’ fortune depend on the results of forthcoming matches to get into the top four. After winning the toss, Kovai elected to bowl and they were taken by surprise when N S Chaturved took on their bowlers. He