|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.|
Karnataka Premier League
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|Administrator||Karnataka State Cricket Association|
|Tournament format||Round-robin & playoffs|
|Number of teams||7|
|Current champion||Belagavi Panthers (1st title)|
|Most successful||Provident Bangalore (1 title each)
The Karnataka Premier League (KPL) is an Indian Twenty20 cricket league established by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in August 2009. The domestic cricket competition is modelled along the lines of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL). KPL, sponsored by Karbonn Smart, is a tribute to the late president of KSCA Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, thus the league is officially known as the Karbonn Smart Karnataka Premier League.
Just like the Indian Premier League, whose title sponsors are Chinese mobile manufacturers Vivo, the title sponsor of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) was Bangalore-based real estate developer Mantri Developers. Mantri Developers had won the rights to be the title sponsor of this event for a period of five years for ₹110 million (US$1.7 million). 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 gained the rights of KPL for the next 3 years.
The first season was held from 9 September 2009 to 23 September 2009. The second season was held from 18 September 2010, to 3 October 2010. The league is chaired by the KSCA secretary, Brijesh Patel, and includes eight franchisee teams representing cities in Karnataka.
The third season was held from 28 August 2014 to 12 September 2014 and the auction for the same was conducted on 7 August. The 7-team Twenty20 tournament went till 12 September with matches across Mysuru, Bengaluru and Hubballi. KPL became the first domestic T20 league in the country to have a film actors team (Rockstars) among professional cricket sides. It was decided from 2014 there will be no team from Bengaluru, and 2 new teams Bellary Tuskars and Hubli Tigers joined it.
The fourth season saw a new team making a debut, Namma Shivamogga, adding up to 8 teams overall. The season will go from 2 to 19 September at Hubballi and Mysuru. So this made KPL an 8-team tournament. The schedule was Hubballi hosting the first leg from 2 to 9 September, and Mysuru witnessed the remaining matches including the Eliminator, Qualifier and Final from 11 to 19 September, with 10 September being a rest day allowing for all the teams to move to Mysuru.
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$5.5 million), which received bids from 22 potential sponsors. The highest bid was for the Bengaluru (Bengaluru Urban) team, at ₹7.2 crore (US$1.1 million). The list of teams, their captains, owners and auction prices follows:
|Bangalore Brigadiers||Bengaluru Urban||Deepak Chougule||Brigade Enterprises||₹7.2 crore (US$1.1 million)|
|Provident Bangalore||Bengaluru Rural||Balachandra Akhil||Melmont Constructions|
|Mangalore United||Mangaluru||Bharat Chipli||Fiza Developers||₹4.2 crore (US$660,000)|
|Belagavi Panthers||Belagavi||Jagadeesh Arunkumar||Gaames Merchandise Pvt Ltd||₹3.8 crore (US$600,000)|
|Shamanur Davangere Diamonds||Hubballi-Dharwad||Sunil Joshi||Shamanuru Shivashankarappa||₹3.7 crore (US$580,000)|
|Bijapur Bulls||Kalaburagi||SP Shinde||Vivid Creations||₹3.5 crore (US$550,000)|
|Mysuru Warriors||Mysuru||Manish Pandey||NR Group||₹3.25 crore (US$510,000)|
|Namma Shivamogga||Shivamogga||Stuart Binny||Umapathy MS (SGB Crushers Group)||₹3.25 crore (US$510,000)|
|Rockstars||Sandalwood||Kiccha Sudeep||Karbonn Mobiles||₹7.2 crore (US$1.1 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||Hubballi||Hubballi-Dharwad||2011|
Team performances by season
|Shamanur Davangere Diamonds||7th||SF||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
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
(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|
|Namma Shivamogga||7||3||4||0||6||+0.001||Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.|
|Rockstars||7||0||0||1||1||−2.762||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|
|Namma Shivamogga||7||3||4||0||6||-0.781||Teams that qualified for the semi-finals.|
|Rockstars||7||0||7||0||0||-3.858||Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.|
Season 6 (2017/18)
|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.|
|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, Hubbali||Belagavi Panthers
145/4 (17.3 overs)
141/7 (20 overs)
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