Karnataka Premier League

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Karnataka Premier League
Countries India India
Administrator Karnataka State Cricket Association
Headquarter Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2009
Last tournament 2015
Tournament format Round-robin
Number of teams 8
Current champion Bijapur Bulls
Most successful Mangalore United (1 title each)

Bangalore Provident (Rural)

Bijapur Bulls
Website mantrikpl.com

Mantri 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 modeled along the lines of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL). Just like the Indian Premier League, whose title sponsor was realty major DLF, the title sponsor of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) is Bangalore-based real estate developer, Mantri Developers. Mantri Developers won the rights to be the title sponsor of this event for a period of five years for an amount of 110 million (US$1.6 million).[1]

The first season was held from 9 September 2009, to 23 September 2009.[2] 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 August 7th.


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$5.2 million), which received bids from 22 potential sponsors. The highest bid was for the Bangalore (Bangalore Urban) team, at 7.2 crore (US$1.1 million). The list of teams, their captains, owners and auction prices follows:[3][4]

Franchisee Zone Captain Owner(s) Price (USD)
Bangalore Brigadiers Bangalore Urban Deepak Chougule Brigade Enterprises 7.2 crore (US$1.1 million)
Provident Bangalore Bangalore Rural Balachandra Akhil Melmont Constructions
Mangalore United Mangalore Bharat Chipli Fiza Developers 4.2 crore (US$630,000)
Belagaavi Panthers Belgaum Jagadeesh Arunkumar Gaames Merchandise Pvt Ltd 3.8 crore (US$570,000)
Shamanur Davanagere Diamonds Hubli-Dharwad Sunil Joshi Shamanuru Shivashankarappa 3.7 crore (US$550,000)
Bijapur Bulls Gulbarga SP Shinde Vivid Creations 3.5 crore (US$520,000)
Mysuru Warriors Mysore Chethan Williams Shirish Auto 3.25 crore (US$490,000)
Namma Shivamogga Shimoga Stuart Binny 3.25 crore (US$490,000)
Rock Stars Sandalwood Kiccha Sudeepa Karbonn smart mobiles 7.2 crore (US$1.1 million)
Bellary Tuskers Bellary C Raghu Arvind Reddy

Season 1[edit]

The Karnataka Premier League Cup finals were held on 23 September 2009 as a 20-over match between Bangalore Provident (Rural) and Belagavi Panthers, played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Bangalore Provident (Rural) 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 Belagavi Panthers. The Belgavi Panthers has in its 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[edit]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban) 7 6 1 0 12 +0.967
Bangalore Provident (Rural) (C) 7 5 2 0 10 +0.573
Bijapur Bulls 7 4 3 0 8 +0.217
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.
Mangalore United 7 2 5 0 4 −0.332
Shamanur Davangere Diamonds 7 2 5 0 4 −1.266 Teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Malnad Gladiators 7 2 5 0 4 −0.122
(C) = Champions; (R) = Runner-up.

Season 2[edit]

The season 2 of KPL was held from 18 September 2010 to 3 October 2010 in Mysore. Mangalore United won the season 2 of KPL.

Teams and standings[edit]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Shamanur Davanagere Diamonds 7 5 1 1 11 +0.379
Bangalore Provident (Rural) (R) 7 4 3 0 8 +0.268
Malnad Gladiators 7 4 3 0 8 −0.016
Mangalore United (C) 7 3 3 1 7 +0.574
Belagavi Panthers 7 3 3 1 7 −0.263
Mysore Maharaajas 7 3 4 0 6 −0.201 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.
Bangalore Provident (Urban) 7 1 5 1 3 −0.339
(C) = Eventual Champion; (R) = Runner-up.


  1. ^ "Mantri Developers to sponsor KPL". The Hindu. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  2. ^ KPL Francises Get Official Sanction. The Hindu. 7 August 2009
  3. ^ KPL Francises go on the block for $7.3 million. Cricinfo
  4. ^ Auction of Players. Karnataka State Cricket Association.

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