August 7 Maharaja T20 Trophy | Cricket News

BENGALURU: A tournament renamed in a new format: it is the Maharaja KSCA T20 Trophy bash for you, which kicks off August 7.
The tournament replaces the franchise-based Karnataka Premier League, which sparked controversy the last time it was held in 2019.
Six teams – Bengaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hubballi, Raichur and Mangaluru – are in contention. The tournament will start in Mysuru and end at Chinnaswamy Stadium here on August 26.
As reported by TOI earlier, the competition was modeled after the Big Bash League run by Cricket Australia.
Players will be selected through a draft system – likely to be held on July 30 – by the six KSCA-appointed head coaches, an equal number of assistant coaches and one selector each. The scholarship for each team is Rs 40 lakh to choose a minimum of 16 players and a maximum of 20. Each team will have a minimum of two players from their catchment areas.
Players were split into four categories based on their experience with another category reserved for players in the catchment area. The maximum purse is Rs 5 lakh per player (Category A) and the minimum is Rs 30,000 (Catchment area).
“In the new model, we have team sponsors and not owners. The responsibility of forming the teams, running the cricket and taking care of the players will be that of KSCA. We have divided Karnataka into six zones as we We are doing this for other KSCA tournaments. The KSCA Cricket Committee has decided which module to follow and has formed the core groups who will be responsible for running each team,” KSCA Secretary Santosh Menon said.
KSCA Treasurer and Spokesperson Vinay Mrithyunjaya said, “We opted for the new format because KSCA would have had to pay taxes on all revenue, including BCCI grants, if we were to follow the franchise model.”
With the match-fixing scandal hitting the KPL, Menon revealed that there are additional controls and measures in place for this tournament.
“Efforts are underway to introduce technology to prevent corruption. We have written to the BCCI to have their anti-corruption team oversee the tournament. They will also educate players and support staff. Apart from the strict vigilance of the BCCI, we will have additional personnel from the KSCA to monitor the procedure,” he said.
In the pipeline, exhibition matches for the players. Star Sports are the official broadcasters.
Dates: August 6 to 27
Teams: Bengaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hubballi, Raichur and Mangaluru.
Head Coaches: Stuart Binny, Naseeruddin, Mansur Ali Khan, Nikhli Haldipur, Deepak Chougle and PV Shahsikanth.
Scholarship Project: Rs 40 lakh per team
Minimum team size: 16; Maximum: 20 (18+2 from catchment area)
Reserve price for players: Category A: Rs 5 lakh; Category B: Rs 3 lakh; Category C: Rs 1 lakh; Category D: Rs 50,000; Catchment area: Rs 30,000.
Photo caption: KSCA bureau members (from left to right): Shavir Tarapore, Santosh Menon, Roger BinnyVinay Mrithyunjaya and J Abhiram at the unveiling of the trophy in Bangalore on Saturday.