Pakistan had announced the 1st season of the Kashmir Premier League formally known as KPL T20. The schedule, teams names, venues, squads, and match timings of KPL T20 had been declared. The 1st season of KPL t20 is scheduled to be held on the 6th of August, 2021. A total of six teams will be participating in this tournament.
Full Information of KPL T20
Kashmir Premier League is a T20-based format under the supervision of the Pakistan Cricket Board. KPL T20 is also recognized by ICC. The government of Punjab, Pakistan, and Govt. of Azad Jammu and Kashmir had guaranteed this league.
The official title of KPL T20 is KHELO AZADI SE which was introduced at the opening ceremony.
KPL T20, 2021 Schedule
The first season of the Kashmir Premier League is scheduled from 6th August to 16th August. Six teams will be facing each other and two top teams on the points table will qualify for the final.
August 6, 2021 (Friday)
Mirpur Royals vs Rawalakot Hawks [8:30 pm Local Time 09:00 IST Time]
August 7, 2021 (Saturday)
Bagh Stallions vs Kotli Lions [2:00pm] Overseas Warriors vs Muzaffarabad Tigers [7:30 pm]
August 8, 2021 (Sunday)
Mirpur Royals vs Bagh Stallions [2:00 pm local Time and 02:30 IST] Rawalakot Hawks vs Kotli Lions [7:30 pm Local Time and 08:00 IST]
August 9, 2021 (Monday)
Overseas Warriors vs Mirpur Royals [2:00 pm] Rawalakot Hawks vs Muzaffarabad Tigers [7:30 pm]
August 10, 2021 (Tuesday)
Muzaffarabad Tigers vs Kotli Lions [2:00 pm] Bagh Stallions vs Overseas Warriors [7:30 pm]
August 11, 2021 (Wednesday)
Rawalakot Hawks vs Bagh Stallions [2:00 pm] Kotli Lions vs Mirpur Royals [7:30 pm]
August 12, 2021 (Thursday)
Bagh Stallions vs Muzaffarabad Stallions [10:00 am] Rawalakot Hawks vs Overseas Warriors [3:30 pm]
August 13, 2021 (Friday)
Overseas Warriors vs Kotli Lions [2:00 pm] Muzaffarabad Tigers vs Mirpur Royals [7:30 pm]
August 14, 2021, Saturday [Qualifier 1]
Team 1 vs Team 2 [4:00pm]
August 15, 2021, Sunday [Eliminator 1]
Team 3 vs Team 4 [4:00pm]
August 16, Monday [Eliminator 2]
Qualifier runners-up vs Winners of Eliminator 1 [4:00pm]
August 17, Tuesday [Final]
Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator 2
KPL T20, 2021 Teams
A total of six teams had been registered for the opening edition of Kashmir Premier League named, Kotli Panthers, Mirpur Royals, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Overseas Warriors, and Baagh Stallions, and Rawalakot Hawks. The first season of KPL T20 will continue for 10 days from 6 to 16 August 2021.
Rawalakot Hawks represent and are based in the Rawalakot which is a city of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The people and cricket lovers of Rawalakot will cheer for this team. This team is full of experienced players of T20 cricket like Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Ahmeh Shahzad, and Bismillah Khan.
This team has based the capital of Azam Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad. This team will have the support of crickets fans in Muzaffarabad as this league is a mega cricket event for them. Muhammad Hafeez, Dilshan, Sohail Tanveer, and Zeeshan Ashraf are the key players for this team.
Mirpur Royals represent Mirpur, the city of Azam Jammu & Kashmir. Mirpur is known as one of the biggest cricket lover cities in Kashmir. Shoaib Malik, Sharjeel Khan, Khushdil Shah, and Owais Shah are the key players of the Mirpur Royals.
Baagh is one of the beautiful cities in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Baagh Stallions represent this city. We had seen some best players who belong to this city. Shadab Khan, Shah Masood, Rohail Nazir, and Phil Mustard are the key players who will represent Baagh Stallions.
Kotli Lions is nominally based in Kotli city of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. This will have the support of the cricket fans of Kotli. Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Kamran Akmal, and Asif Ali are the key players of this team.
Overseas Warrior is the 6th team of KPL T20 which represents the cricket fans of Azad Jammu & Kashmir who are living in different countries of the world. Haidar Ali, Azam Khan, Sohail Khan, and Haris Sohail are the star players of Overseas Warrior.
KPL T20, 2021 Venues
This first edition of KPL T20, 2021 will be played at three venues in Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The details of the venues are mentioned under:
- Mirpur Cricket Ground
- Muzaffarabad Cricket Ground
- Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium