TNPL 2016: Full list of rules for Player Draft; 888 register for inaugural edition

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Chennai, July 30: As many as 888 cricketers have registered for the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) Twenty20 tournament. The Player Draft for the inaugural edition will be held today (July 30) in Chennai.

All you need to know about TNPL

The highest price for a player is Rs 5 lakh. This is for the cricketers who have played at the international level. Find out here what are the rules for Players Draft.

TNPL 2016: Full list of rules for Player Draft

Player Draft Rules

Player Eligibility

All players registered with Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) or its District Associations are eligible to play in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).

List of players

A total of 888 cricketers have registered with the TNPL. The players have been divided into three price bands:

1. International players who have represented the senior India team (Rs 5 lakh/Rs 4 lakhs/Rs 3 lakh)

2. Players who have appeared in domestic tournaments conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India - multi-day/one-dayT20 format (Rs 2.50 lakh/Rs 2 lakh/Rs 1.50 lakh)

3. Other Players (Rs 1 lakh/Rs 75,000/Rs 50,000)


Three different list of players will be given to the teams

(a) Under-19 players who have registered with TNPL and who are eligible to play for Tamil Nadu

(b) District Players who have registered with TNPL and who are eligible to play for Tamil Nadu

(c) All other players who have registered with TNPL and who are eligible to play for Tamil Nadu

Each team should feature a minimum of 17 players. The maximum players a team can have is 19.

The list of player offered to the teams will be (a), (b), & (c)

Each team should have minimum of two player from list (a) above;

Each team should have minimum of two player from list (b) above; and

All other players in the squad from list (c) above.

The teams can work out their squad composition accordingly. From the team squad, any eleven players can play in a given match.


Replacement of players

If any player selected by the franchise is:

(a) Injured before the tournament and not available for the rest of the tournament,

(b) Injured during the tournament and not available for the remaining matches.

(c) Selected for India/India A/India Under-19/BCCI zonal tournaments and are not available to play.

(d) Not available due to any other reason.

The TNPL will allow replacements from the pool of unselected players. The replacement has to be approved by the Technical Committee and/or Medical Committee of the TNPL.

Rotation for selection of draft

For the first year, the highest bidder will have the first option to pick a player from the Draft Pool followed by the second bidder and so on. When each of the eight franchisees have picked their first players from the Auction Pool, the highest bidder will get the first option to pick his second player from the Draft Pool followed by the second bidder and so on.

This process will be followed till either the Franchisees exhaust their numbers in the squad or they don't want to pick anyone, whichever is earlier. After four rounds, a break of 10 minutes will be given to all the teams to regroup. Similarly, a break will be given after eighth round, 12th round and 16th round. One of these breaks will be a lunch break.

Player contract

Once a player is picked by the Franchisee, TNCA will provide a copy of the Player Agreement to the Franchisee and the player. The contract will be a tripartite contract between the TNCA, Franchisee and the Player. No alterations of the contract will be allowed by the Franchisee. After signing the contract (in three numbers) between the player and the Franchisee, they are to be sent to TNCA for countersigning the agreement. After countersigning by TNCA, TNCA will retain one original with two originals will be returned to the Franchisees.

The Franchisee should retain one original and one original should be given to the Player. The term of the contract for each player will be one year covering the TNPL 2016. The Franchisee has the option of renewing the contract for one more year, i.e. TNPL 2017.

If the Franchisee opt not to renew the contract for a player for one more year, the player will return to the Draft Pool for the 2017 season. Similarly, players who have been retained by the Franchisee for 2017 season or players freshly picked by the Franchisee in the Player Draft for 2017 season can be retained by the Franchisee for the 2018 season at the option of the Franchisee.

If the franchisee chooses not to renew the contract for 2018 season, such player will go back to the Player Draft for 2018 season. Each of the Player Draft for 2017
and 2018 season will be conducted by the TNCA before each edition of the TNPL.

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