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Uttar Pradesh Premier League to be launched in August by UPCA

Uttar Pradesh Premier League to be launched in August by UPCA

Six teams are likely to participate in the inaugural edition of Utter Pradesh Premier League

Utter Pradesh Premier League: UPCA – In a massive boost to upcoming Utter Pradesh cricketers, Utter Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) has decided to launch Utter Pradesh Premier League (UPL). The franchise-based T20 tournament is likely to start by August end, with close to 120 players from UP participating in it. The UPCA will have to get approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) before starting the T20 league.

Six teams are likely to participate in UPL, with all the matches set to be played at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Only players from UP will participate in UPL. The six teams can pick a maximum of 18 players to complete their squad.

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Utter Pradesh Premier League: Companies showing interest to buy six teams for UPL

According to sources, 20 companies are showing a considerable amount of interest to buy six teams. Not only players but coaches and umpires also be from UP only. During the last week of July, teams will be finalized, and by August 13 or 14, players will go under the hammer.

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The T20 tournament will span 20 to 22 days. Star Sports and Jio are vying to bag broadcast rights for the inaugural edition of UPL, but the chances of Jio bagging the deal are more owing to the huge amount they are willing to spend to bag broadcast rights.

The report also states that Green Park Stadium’s floodlight work will be completed during UPL. Also, UPCA will be holding Ranji Trials on July 26, and the players who perform well can also be shortlisted during the auction.

With this lucrative T20 league, UPCA is sure to get a facelift. Not only the young players will be benefited from the league, but they will also try aiming to get selected for IPL by performing well in UPL.

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