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KSCA launches Maharaja Trophy T20, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal likely to be part of tournament

In honour of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, the former president of the KSCA and Maharaja of Mysore, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) has announced the launch of the flagship Twenty20 cricket competition known as the Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20.

The competition will take place between August 7 and August 26, in which some of Karnataka’s top cricketers are expected to be part of including Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Devdutt Padikkal, Shreyas Gopal, KC Cariappa, K Gowtham, Abhinav Manohar, and Pravin Dubey.

On this occation, Roger Binny, President of KSCA said, “KSCA had set the ball rolling for an all-new format of the game, way back in 2005, giving India its first taste of a T20 game through the Bradman Cup. Subsequently, the Karnataka Premier League was launched in 2009 and we saw eight successful editions of this entertaining league which saw many young stars emerge. With an aim to continue to provide our cricketers with the right platform to perform and be ready for the next big leap in their cricketing career, we have decided to roll out the Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20.”

How many teams will be the part of Maharaja Trophy T20?

Six teams from Bengaluru, Mysore, Hubli, Shivamoga, Raichur, and Mangalore will compete in the competition to win top honours.

“The Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 will commence on 7th August in Mysore with the first leg of matches being held at the Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Ground in Mysore. A total of 18 matches will be held in Mysore followed by a total of 16 matches including the final being held in Bengaluru at the Chinnaswamy Stadium,” stated Santosh Menon, Secretary of KSCA.

“All the top cricketers within the age bracket of 35 years will be eligible to take part in the tournament. The teams will be formed through a player draft, and KSCA will nominate the Captains and Vice Captains for the teams and we will assign support staff for each of the six teams,” Menon added.

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