TUTI Patriots are defending champions (Image courtesy: TNPL Media )
TUTI Patriots are defending champions (Image courtesy: TNPL Media )

Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2017 is all set to unveil itself for to the cricketing world for the second time. TNPL already as household name the southern part of India, saw more than just enthralling cricket in the last addition. The TNPL 2017 will again consists of eight franchises— TUTI Patriots,Chepauk Super Gillies, VB Thiruvallur Veerans, Karaikudi Kaalai, Dindigul Dragons, Lyca Kovai Kings, Ruby Trichy Warriors and Madurai Super Giant.  The tournament will start from July 22 and conclude on August 20 with the final at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

TUTI Patriots were inaugural TNPL champions after beating Chepauk Super Gillies by a massive margin of 122 runs last year. TNPL Season 2 was introduced with the launch of a brand new logo on June 19 by N Srinivasan, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) Executive Committee member. The auctions for this season where held on June 23, that saw teams revamping their teams and filling in the gaps, that went amiss last year. Currently leading the pack is TUTI Patriots who have won all their games (6/6), while Chepauk Super Gilles is a close second with 8 points. VB Thiruvalur Veerans and Karaikudi Kaalai are No.3 and No.4 respectively with 6 points each.  Dindigul Dragons are at No.5 with 5 points.  Lyca Kovai Kings, Ruby Rrichy Warriors and Madurai Super Giant are placed No. 6.7 and 8 respectively.

Teams M W L T NR Pts NRR
TUTI Patriots 6 6 0 0 0 12 0.997
Chepauk Super Gilles 6 5 1 0 0 10 0.561
Karaikudi Kaalai 7 4 3 0 0 8 0.033
VB Thiruvalur Veerans 7 3 4 0 0 6 0.546
Lyca Kovai Kings 6 2 2 0 0 6 -0.267
Dindigul Dragons 6 2 3 0 0 5 0.458
Ruby Trichy Warriors 6 1 5 0 0 2 -1.29
Madurai Super Giant 6 0 5 0 0 1 -1.664

 This table was updated after Match 21 between VB Thiruvallur Veerans vs Lyca Kovai Kings.