Subramaniam Badrinath will lead VB Veerans and hope for a winning start in Match 2 of TNPL 2016 © AFP
Subramaniam Badrinath will lead VB Thiruvallur Veerans and hope for a winning start in Match 2 of TNPL 2016 © AFP

The second match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2016 will be played between Karaikudi Kaalai and VB Thiruvallur Veerans at NPR College Ground, Dindigul.  Kaalai will be led by Subramaniam Badrinath whereas Baba Aparajit will call the shots for Veerans.  The first game of the league was played between Chepauk Super Gillies and Tuti Patriots wherein Patriots, led by Dinesh Karthik won the match easily to have a winning start in the tournament. The second match is slated to be a high intense game. Catch the live streaming of the match at Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1. READ: Tamil Nadu Premier League announced by TNCA in presence of N.Srinivasan

The TNPL is along the same lines as the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) and Maharashtra Premier League (MPL), launched in 2009 and 2015 respectively, and is expected to tap into the cricketing potential throughout the south Indian state. The eight franchises will be captained by well-known names of Tamil Nadu cricket, including the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Karthik, Murali Vijay, etc, and the tournament will be held over one month. READ: Klusener roped in as coach for Kovai Kings

Team India’s limited-overs skipper and captain of Rising Pune Supergaints (RPS), from Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, MS Dhoni launched the league at an event in the Tamil Nadu capital along with former Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) president N Srinivasan, whose company India Cements is the principal sponsor of the league. This has already brought the tournament into limelight and the viewers are hopeful they will get to see a good tournament, comprising around a month.