TNPL

Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) on Tuesday postponed its first Qualifier and Eliminator matches following the death of former state chief minister Dr. M Karunanidhi’s death.

The Qualifier 1 of the ongoing season was supposed to be played on Tuesday between Dindigul Dragons and Siechem Madurai Panthers while the Eliminator was scheduled for Wednesday.

The revised dates haven’t been announced yet.

TNPL confirmed the news on its official Twitter handle.

“Today’s Qualifier 1 Match between Dindigul Dragons and Siechem Madurai Panthers, has been abandoned due to demise of former Tamil nadu Chief Minister Kalaignar Dr. M Karunanidhi. Qualifier 1 will be rescheduled to a later date which will be announced shortly,” TNPL posted on its official Twitter account.

 

 

“Also, Tomorrow’s Eliminator match between the Lyca Kovai Kings and iDream Karaikudi Kaalai has been cancelled. Qualifier 1 and Eliminator will be rescheduled to a later date which will be announced shortly,” it said in another tweet.

 

 

Karunanidhi, the five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, died on Tuesday after being admitted to Kauvery Hospital last month. He had contracted urinary tract infection and developed high fever following which he was taken to the hospital on July 28.

“Despite the best possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond,” the hospital said in a statement on Tuesday.