Odisha Premier League

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Odisha Premier League
Odisha Premier League logo.png
Logo of the Odisha Premier League
Countries India
Administrator OCA
Headquarter Cuttack, Odisha, India
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2011
Tournament format Double round-robin and Knockout
Number of teams 10
Current champion 2011-Western SamuraiRourkela
Most successful Western Samurai Rourkela(1 Title)
Most runs

Subit Biswal

(351, Jagatsinghpur Spark)
Most wickets

Bibhudutta Panda

(17, Katak Barabati Tigers)
Website Odisha Premiere League
2011 Odisha Premier League

Odisha Premier League (OPL) (Oriya: ଓଡ଼ିଶା ପ୍ରିମିଅର ଲିଗ) was initiated by Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), Cuttack, India in line of Indian Premier League (IPL).[1]

The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has fixed the base price of each team at Rs 4 lakh. The last date for putting the bidding papers was fixed on 9 May and the bidding process would start from May13.

The semifinal and final matches are scheduled at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack where the rest matches will be held at Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Brahmapur, Keonjhar, Angul, Jharsuguda, Puri and Kendrapada.

Noted Oriya film star Anubhav Mohanty was made the brand ambassador of Odisha Premier League (OPL) T20 cricket tournament.

The owners of the teams would be allowed to purchase at least 20 players, ten of whom shall be from the selected venues and its adjacent areas. The OCA has identified a total of 341 graded players for the OPL tournament to be conducted for the first time from 22 May to 12 June.

These players have been divided into five grades according to their ranking and experience. Among them, 50 players of State Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy (One-day) and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T-20) teams have been given Grade A. Fifteen players of the State under-22 team have been placed in Grade B. Grade C has been constituted with 34 under-19 and 20 former State cricketers.

Forty players belonging to State under-16 teams have been put in Grade D. And as many as 182 players belonging to 34 catchment areas of different teams have been placed in Grade E. They include 16 from Bhubaneswar; 11 each from Cuttack and Rourkela; nine from Kendrapada, eight each from Jajpur and Puri and seven each from Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Angul, Baleswar, Deogarh, Ganjam and Jagatsinghpur.

While six are from Bhadrak; five each are from Bolangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Koraput, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Paradeep. Four each are from Dhenkanal and Keonjhar; three each from Sonepur, Jharsuguda, Malkangiri and Phulbani; two each from Bargarh, East Coast Railway, Khurda, Nabarangpur and Rayagada and one each from Boudh and Nuapada.

The base price of players has been fixed at `60,000 for Grade A, `40,000 for Grade B, `30,000 for Grade C, `20,000 for Grade D and `10,000 for Grade E.

The 10 city teams are based on Rourkela, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Baleswar, Puri, Brahmapur, Angul while Sambalpur, Jajpur, Jharsuguda and Kendrapada found no bidder.

History[edit]

First season[edit]

The inaugural season of the tournament started on 2011 . The final was played in Bara bati Stadium, Cuttack, Odisha. Every team played each other both at home and away in a round-robin system. The top four ranking sides progressed to the knockout stage of semi-finals followed by a final.Western samurai, defeated barabati tigers in a thriller and emerged as the inaugural OPL champions.

Result[edit]

Team Span Played Won Lost NR Best
Jagatsinghpur Sparks 2011 – present 8 5 3 0
Western Samurais (Rourkela) 2011 – present 8 6 1 1 Champion (1Time)
Angul Tuskers 2011 – present 8 4 4 0
Puri Emperors 2011 – present 8 3 4 1
Bramhapur Bhanjaveers 2011 – present 8 1 7 0
Katak Barabati Tigers 2011 – present 8 7 1 0 Runners up (1Time)
Baleswar Baghas 2011 – present 8 5 2 1 4th place
Cooperative Kings Dhenkanal 2011 – present 8 3 5 0
Bhubaneswar Jaguars 2011 – present 8 1 5 2
Kasvi Power Rangers Kendujhar 2011 – present 8 2 5 1

Second season[edit]

The second edition of the Odisha Premier League (OPL) has been cancelled this year following lack of enthusiasm on part of the franchise owners.

Third season[edit]

After long wating of cricket fan of Odisha the OPL-II will be start with some new rule and regulation with 8 team with their new name. OPL-II will be unveiled with an entertainment-packed ceremony at the floodlit Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on 1 May.Following the gala opening ceremony of the second edition of OPL, matches will commence at Barabati Stadium (Cuttack) and VSS Stadium (Sambalpur)

  • Altogether eight teams will compete in the OPL-II.
  • Teams have been divided into two groups with Barabati, Dhauli, Baitarani, Subarnarekha forming Group-A, while Konark, Chilika, Mahanadi, Rushikulya constituting Group-B.
  • Group-A matches will be played at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, while Group-B matches will take place at VSS Stadium, Sambalpur.
  • At both the venues, the first match will be played from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm and second from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
  • Arrangements have been made for live telecast of OPL matches by national and local TV Channels.
  • The OPL-II will involve a total of 176 players, who have been placed in five grades.
  • There will be 32 players each in Grade A, B, C; 40 in Grade D and 24 in Grade E.
  • Payment for graded players has been fixed as Grade-A: Rs 50,000, Grade-B Rs 40,000, Grade-C Rs 30,000, Grade-D Rs 20,000 and Grade-E Rs 10,000.
  • Teams will play matches on double-league basis after being divided into two groups and the top two teams from each group will qualify for semifinals.
  • Both the semifinals and the final will be played at Barabati Stadium.
  • The champions of OPL-II will get cash a cash prize of Rs 3 lakhs, while the runners-up will take home Rs 2 lakhs.
  • The third-placed team will be richer by Rs 1 Lakh, while the Man of the Tournament will pocket Rs 25,000.

Franchises in OPL 2011[edit]

Team Name City Owner Captain Head Coach
Balasore Baghas Balasore SV Infra indiaPvt.ltd, BBSR Subhrajit Sahoo Sashanka Sekhar Das
Bhubaneswar Jaguars Bhubaneswar LG Infrastructure PvtLtd, BBSR
KashviPower Rangers Keonjhar Kashvi Power & Steel Pvt. Ltd., BBSR
JagatsingPur Spark Jagatsingpur Arindam Sarkhal, Paradeep
Cooperative Kings Dhenkanal T.Prasad Rao Dora, BBSR
Puri Emperors Puri Orisons Overseas Pvt. Ltd., BBSR
Barabati Tigers Cuttack Siddharth Construction, Cuttack
Bhanja Veers Brahmapur Infocity Life Style Pvt Ltd, BBSR
Angul Tuskers Angul Bikash Swain, BBSR
Western Samurai Rourkela Maa Banbhori Mineral Limited, Rourkela

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