TCM Sports Management has partnered with Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) to launch the inaugural Jharkhand T20 league with an aim to give nearly 100 cricketers from Jharkhand the opportunity to experience T20 professional competition.
This will be the first live sports event in India since the nation-wide lockdown on 25th March, this year.
The league, scheduled to commence on the September13, will feature 33 matches across 17 days.
The Jharkhand T20 League will have six teams representing six – Ranchi Raiders, Dumka Daredevils, Dhanbad Dynamos, Singhbhum Strikers, Jamshedpur Jugglers and Bokaro Blasters – representing six different zones from the State. The teams shall comprise only players who are registered with the association from within the state of Jharkhand. There will be no franchisees or team owners.
Expressing his satisfaction on the partnership with TCM, Dr. Nafees Akhtar Khan, Hony. President, Jharkhand State Cricket Association, said (JSCA President’s quote). “The entire association is humbled and offers its deepest gratitude to the Government of Jharkhand for its proactive support in these despairing times to kick start sporting activity in the State of Jharkhand.
Basant Dhawan, Chief Executive Officer, TCM “We are excited to partner with the JSCA to the inaugural Jharkhand T20 League in Ranchi. Cricket is nation’s sport & we are happy to play a role in the start of live cricket with this league in Ranchi. It will be an annual T20 tournament in Jharkhand. We hope that this tournament will get the live sport deprived fans active across the state & produce young talented cricketers to be noticed.”
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). TCM also has on-ground partnerships with cricket boards of South Africa, Bangladesh, England and Australia.
JSCA 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 the deep pockets of the state.