The main aim of Tamil Nadu Premier League is to promote and showcase state's talent.

MS Dhoni unveiled the trophy of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) in an event organised in Chennai.

The President of the TNCA N Srinivasan was present at the event and said that the main aim behind this T-20 tournament is to promote and showcase the talent of the state.

The organisers also announced the names of the eight teams, each owned by corporate groups who won the bid. The owners’ group included Take Solutions, Metropolitan Chennai Television, Kothari (Madras), Lyca Productions, VB Academy, Ruby Builders and Promoters and Chettinad Apparels.

TNCA offered around 900 cricketers to TNPL, from which some of them were selected for the game.

The tournament comprises 31 matches which will be held on 20 days between 24th August and 18th September. The matches will be held in three different locations.