Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has introduced the President’s Cup for the first time ever to give the cricket players from the state of Kerala a platform to perform on the big stage. It is supposed to be a 18-day T20 tournament with 6 teams fighting it to become the maiden champions.
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The inaugural edition of the Presidents Cup T20 will be held from March 6 to March 23 in Alappuzha. The six teams that will be participating in the tournament are KCA Royals, KCA Eagles, KCA Tuskers, KCA Tigers, KCA Lions and KCA Panthers.
Each of the teams are expected to have 14 players in their squad.
It is the first-ever domestic T20 league in Kerala conducted by the official cricket board of Kerala, KCA. The tournament was initially scheduled to be played from 17 December 2020 to 3 January 2021. However, the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for the KCA to conduct the tournament at the said time.
Hence, it was rescheduled to the month of March 2021.
The six teams will be playing a round robin stage, playing every other team once in the league stage of the Presidents Cup 2021. The top four teams will qualify for the knockout stage. The tournament will have a traditional knock out schedule consisting of two semi-finals and the Final.
The Presidents Cup T20 2021 will be streamed live on FanCode app and website.
All 33 matches of the tournament will be played at the Sanatana Dharma College Ground in Alappuzha.
The KCA Presidents Cup in 2021 will have some players from Kerala that have represented Team India at the highest level while some IPL players will also be taking part.
The tournament will be illuminated by the presence of Sreesanth, Sachin Baby, Basil Thampi, KM Asif, Mohammad Azharuddeen, MD Nidheesh, Vishnu Vinod, S Midhun among a few others.