Bengal Premier League returns with 10 teams this year
The 2nd edition of Bengal Premier League today invited all team owners for the auction of players at The Saturday Club, Kolkata. The league is schedule to start from 20th till 26th June 2016.
This year total 10 teams of 6 players each will be contest for the coveted trophy. This year the major change is to have two marquee players in each team instead of one as was in last year.
In Category A Marquee players, former World No.3 Manan Chandra and Current World Team Snooker Bronze medallist Brijesh Damani City were purchased by City Knights and Cue Magicians at the highest bidding i.e. Rs.40000/- each. However, in Category B marquee players, Lucky Vatnani of Telangana remained the highest bid player and went to The Rockets at Rs.33000/-.
The team formation after the auction is as below:
Dharminder Lilly (Marquee A); Digvijay Kadian (Marquee B); Shoaib Khan, Siddharth Casyab, Manas Swaika, Dhruv Agarwal
Faisal Khan (Marquee A); Pushpender Singh (Marquee B); Akram Khan, Dheerendra Baid, Vikrant Gupta, Wangchuk Bhutia
Sundeep Gulati (MarqueeA); Nitesh Madaan (Marquee B); Aamer Hussain, Pradyumna Mimani, Rahul Berlia, Vishal Sahay
Shahbaaz Khan (Marquee A); Lucky Vatnani (Marquee B); Mudit Poddar, Rishabh Dugar, Shyam Jagtiani, Terence Mack
Manan Chandra (Marquee A); Himanshu Jain (Marquee B); Rajesh Tulsian, Ravi Goenka, Rohan Gandhi, Neeraj Sharma
Brijesh Damani (Marquee A); Anuj Uppal (Marquee B); Arshad Zama, Kingshuk Saha, Shakil Ahmed, Aayush Namchu
Alok Kumar (Marquee A); Siddharth Parikh (Marquee B); Abdul Miraz, Piyush Bhagat, Rohit Malhotra, Sagar Malhotra
Kamal Chawla (Marquee A); Panduranga (Marquee B); Sarfarazuddin, Nilangshu Haldar, Neeraj Khemka, Shreevardhan Poddar
Laxman Rawat (Marquee A); Malkeet Singh (Marquee B); Ankit Kariwala, Sunil Saraogi, Gautam Khanwani, Chetan Mehta
RKG Snooker Champs:
Sourav Kothari (Marquee A); Manish Jain (Marquee B); Benay Agarwala, Saif Khan, Abhishek Kedia, Anil Poddar