KPL Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Cricket Council, the first of its kind T20 Cricket in UAE is now entering Season 3. KPL which was formed with the objective of promoting quality cricket among the local population and enhance cross-cultural integration had a very vibrant and successful two seasons. We thank the entire media fraternity and team owners of KPL along with our vendors for these repeated accomplishments.
KPL Dubai Season 3 will commence on the 17th of October 2014 with a grand opening ceremony where in our Brand ambassadors Bharat Suresh Gopi, Narain and Bhaama would grace the event. The matches will be played simultaneously for most of the days at the two grounds of ICC, in the sports city. The final match is scheduled on the 21st of November where in we will have the popular Thycudam Bridge performing for the closing ceremony.
“The entire aim of KPL is not to make money but to create cohesion among the expatriate community who love cricket and we are organizing raffle draws every weekends with fabulous gifts and a grand draw on the final day with a bumper prize to be given away to the winners” mentioned T S Kaladharan, Director KPL. He also mentioned about NetVenture, the web solutions company who are associated with KPL for the websites and social media promotions. KPL will also have live streaming for all the matches and events during the season.
A total of 12 Teams named with 12 Districts from Kerala would be playing the tournament for the coveted KPL trophy. KPL Dubai is the biggest Asian sporting event of the region and it gives you the opportunity to be known to and reach, one of the largest communities in the region mentioned Radhakrishnan Machingal alias Radhu, KPL Convener in his welcome speech.
KPL matches and fixtures are under the control and guidance of the Dubai Cricket Council (DCC) with complete technical overview as mentioned by the guidelines.
Paul T Joseph, Director KPL said Kerala Premier League is pleased to announce the appointment of CricHQ as the official scoring and technology partner for the 3rd edition of Kerala Premier League. CricHQ will manage the tournament on its Administration Module – a fully integrated live scoring, competition management and CRM system.
“The encouragement from the industry veterans was amazing with regard to the sponsorship and promotions and that surely will take KPL further ahead with more enthusiasm this season”, mentioned Thomas Philip, Director KPL. He also pointed out that KPL is the richest cricketing tournament of its kind in this region in the domestic circuit.
Bharat Suresh Gopi, Brand ambassador and Director for KPL said, “It’s a rare privilege for any actor like me to associate with such like minded management whose common goal is to empower the local interest in Cricket. Probably that could be the only reason I am remaining here with KPL”. He also requested the entire Media to extend their whole hearted support for this rare venture.
CTK Nasir, Director for KPL and a veteran cricketer who was present for the press meet congratulated the entire Indian community for their unconditional support extended to KPL Dubai for making it a grand success.
KPL Dubai Teaser- Season 3 match which was played on the 11th April 2014, in connection with the KPL Cricket tournament Season 3 was a runaway hit with its celebrity presence and media coverage. The one day Teaser match was played between the CSS Group – KPL Dubai Team Owners Eleven Vs Concord Ventures Group – 1983 (The team of cast and crew from the Super Hit cricket oriented Malayalam Movie 1983) at Sevens Ground, Dubai – Alain Road.
The overwhelming success of the previous KPL seasons shows that celebrity presence in cricket has now become an encouraging factor for the success of promoting the game. KPL Dubai management shares their sincere gratitude to the DCC, Dubai Government, Local Authorities, the General Public and the Cricketing Community for extending their unconditional support in the past, without which the success of KPL would have remained only a dream. The huge support from the media in the Middle East and Kerala has always stood as a catalyst in the growth of KPL.
KPL Dubai Director, Ajit Thayyil mentioned that the success behind every tournament lies with the people involved and the support from the public. He also mentioned that discussions are underway with RTA officials for organizing more travel facilities to and from the venue.
It is also notable that KPL Dubai did bring a change in the complete cricketing fraternity by adding energy and charm to the game. The family get together have become common at KPL matches and opened up more networking opportunity as well.
Other dignitaries who were present included DCC Officials, Team owners, Members from the media and representatives from the cricketing fraternity.
Directors of KPL
BHARATH SURESH GOPI (Brand Ambassador)
T.S. KALADHARAN (Chairman, CSS Group)
AJIT THAYYIL (Director, Space Max Contracting LLC)
PAUL JOSEPH (Managing Director, AAA Group)
MOHAMMED NASIR C.T.K (Director, NUCAF LLC)
THOMAS PHILIP (Managing Director, Petrotek)