The Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) has partnered with TCM Sports Management Pvt. Ltd. (TCM) to launch the inaugural Andhra T20 League. The league will commence from 22nd October 2020.
The Andhra T20 League will have Six(6) teams to play 33 matches across 17 days. All the matches will be played at Anantapur. The six teams will be KINGS XI, TITANS XI, LEGENDS XI, CHARGERS XI, WARRIORS XI and CHAMPIONS XI. The teams shall comprise only players who are registered with the association from within the state of Andhra Pradesh. There will be no franchisees or team owners.
TCM will be responsible for all commercial rights related to the coveted event, end to end operations and management of League. The sports marketing firm holds exclusive ground rights across various cricket stadia in India and globally. Outside India, TCM holds the exclusive naming, sponsorship and in-stadia rights across New Zealand Cricket, Cricket West Indies, and Asia Cup tournaments (Asian Cricket Council).
The ACA and TCM plan to make the League an annual affair to ensure its twin objectives of focussing on the development of the sport in the State and eventually taking it to all parts of Andhra Pradesh.
“Andhra T20 will open the doors for youngsters across the state to have the opportunity to evolve by interacting and competing with best cricketers from across the state. The tournament has the potential to not only enhance the passion for the game in the region but also help building a better sporting culture.” V. Durga Prasad, Secretary, ACA said.
Meanwhile, Basant Dhawan, Chief Executive Officer, TCM said “We are excited to partner with the ACA for the inaugural Andhra T20 at Anantapur. Cricket is nation’s sport & we are happy to play a role in the start of an exciting tournament for budding cricketers from the state. We hope that this tournament will enable the players to experience the intensity of T20 cricket and get noticed ”