|Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban)||7||6||1||0||12||+0.967|
|Bangalore Provident (Rural) (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|
|Headquarter||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Number of teams||8|
|Current champion||Bijapur Bulls|
|Most successful||Mangalore United (1 title each)
Bangalore Provident (Rural)
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).
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 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:
|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|
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
(C) = Champions; (R) = Runner-up.
Teams and standings
|Shamanur Davanagere Diamonds||7||5||1||1||11||+0.379|
|Bangalore Provident (Rural) (R)||7||4||3||0||8||+0.268|
|Mangalore United (C)||7||3||3||1||7||+0.574|
|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.