Mizoram Premier League

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Mizoram Premier League Logo 2012.jpg
Founded 2012; 6 years ago (2012)
First season 2012–13
Country  India
Confederation India MFA
Number of teams 8
Relegation to 1st Division
Current champions Chanmari F.C.
(2nd title)
(5)
TV partners Zonet Cable TV network
2017–18 Mizoram Premier League

The Mizoram Premier League (Also known as the Mc Dowell's Mizoram Premier League for sponsorship reasons) is the highest state-level association football league in Mizoram, India.[1] On a national scale this league would be considered the 3rd tier of Indian Football. The competition is conducted by the Mizoram Football Association, the official football body of Mizoram.[1] The league started on 24 October 2012 for the first time.

Structure[edit]

For the 2012 season the Mizoram Premier League will have 8 clubs. The four clubs that qualify for the MPL automatically are Dinthar FC, Luangmual, FC Kulikawn, and Mizoram FC.[2] The other 4 teams will be decided via a playoff that started on 13 July 2012 between 8 teams.[2] The top 4 teams from the play-off shall qualify for the MPL which will start in September 2012.[2]

Venue[edit]

The Mmin venue where the matches will be held will be Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Mualpui and Lammual

Media Coverage[edit]

On 14 June 2012 it was announced that the Mizoram Football Association had signed a five-year 1.25 crore deal with ZONET Cable TV Pvt. Ltd.[1] The deal was signed by Mizoram Football Association president Lal Thanzara, while Zonet Cable TV Director R.K. Lianzuala(of Bethlehem Veng) signed for Zonet.[1] The deal between the MFA and Zonet is one of the most lucrative sports deals in the North East of India.[1]. In 2017 it was announced the channel signed another 5 year extension with Mizoram Football Association Worth 1.5 Crores [3].

Sponsorship[edit]

Season Sponsor
2012–13 Mahindra
2013–14
2014–15 Samsung
2015–16 McDowell's No.1
2016–17
2017–18

Winners and awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

List of Mizoram Premier League Winners
Edition Sponsor Winners
1st 2012–13 Dinthar F.C.
2nd 2013–14 Chanmari F.C.
3rd 2014–15 Aizawl F.C.
4th 2015–16 Aizawl F.C.
5th 2016–17 Chanmari F.C.[4]
6th 2017–18 Chhinga Veng .

Player Awards[edit]

Prize Money[edit]

Prize money for 2012–13 Mizoram Premier League.[5]

Club/Player Purse Club/Player Purse
Champion 5,00,000 Fairplay 20,000
Runners-up 3,00,000 Best Goalkeeper 5,000
3rd Place 2,00,000 Best Forward 5,000
4th Place 1,50,000 Best Midfielder 5,000
5th Place 1,25,000 Best Defender 5,000
6th Place 1,00,000 Match winner 3,000
7th Place 75,000 Match looser 2,000
8th Place 50,000 Man of the Match 1,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Das, Amlan. "Agreement Signed for Mizoram Premier League". Barefoot Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Start of Mizoram Premier League Play Off". Inkhel. Archived from the original on 30 January 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/mizoram/in-mizoram-a-television-network-wins-big-by-slotting-sports-on-prime-time-5288246/
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "MPL 5 Champions Chanmari". Inkhel. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mizoram FA Signs Rs 1.25 Crore Commercial Deal". www.sinlung.com/. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 

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Structure[edit]

For the 2012 season the Mizoram Premier League will have 8 clubs. The four clubs that qualify for the MPL automatically are Dinthar FC, Luangmual, FC Kulikawn, and Mizoram FC.