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LIVE: Karnataka Premier League 2018 - Launch of 7th edition

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 19, 2018 20:39 IST

Live updates from the launch ceremony of KPL 2018.

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20:39 (IST)19 JUL 2018

And that's a wrap from us folks.

20:06 (IST)19 JUL 2018

The franchises have until tomorrow to pick and choose players who they would like to sign, to avoid the need for going through an entire list of players for the auction on Saturday.

19:53 (IST)19 JUL 2018

A pool of players, consisting of 241 players, will be available for auction on July 21

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Actress Ragini Dwivedi, who is the brand ambassador for the event, is being felicitated by Gundappa Viswanath and Syed Kirmani

19:34 (IST)19 JUL 2018

Shivamogga franchise have a change of name this year: they're 'Shivamogga Lions' now.

19:32 (IST)19 JUL 2018

Star will continue to be the official broadcaster for the KPL, that got a 220% jump in viewership last year.

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19:12 (IST)19 JUL 2018

The KPL anthem, 'a great emotive way to connect', as Charu puts it, has been unveiled, tweaking the original tune just a tad with the changing times.

19:09 (IST)19 JUL 2018

Also present is the Filmfare Award-winning actor Kichcha Sudeep.

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Charu Sharma is the emcee for the occasion

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Stalwarts of the yesteryear, such as the great Gundappa Viswanath and Syed Kirmani, are also present at the launch. BS Chandrasekhar has graced the occasion as well.

19:01 (IST)19 JUL 2018

A number of domestic players, including the likes of Krishnappa Gowtham, and the just retired Sreenath Aravind have assembled at the venue.

18:13 (IST)19 JUL 2018

The league, one of the oldest of its kind in India, has been a launchpad of sorts for several names who have gone on to play the game at the domestic as well as international level.

18:01 (IST)19 JUL 2018

A very warm welcome to the live coverage of the launch of the seventh edition of the Karnataka Premier League in Bengaluru.
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