Bengaluru: The seventh edition of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) Twenty20 tournament will be played from August 15 to September 6 across three cities.

Bengaluru, Hubballi and Mysuru will host matches as seven teams will vie for top honours. The annual domestic tournament, organised by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) is a platform for budding cricketers to showcase their talent. Many, through KPL, have gone on to play the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“We are really thrilled to be hosting the Karnataka Premier League’s seventh edition this year. The tournament is going to be held in three cities and we are looking forward to it. KPL has grown to be a big domestic tournament and we want it to be the best tournament in India,” KSCA president Sanjay Desai said.

The seventh edition of the KPL will also be played in honour of late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, the former president of KSCA and the scion of the Mysore Royal Family. Wadiyar and former KSCA secretary Brijesh Patel are the architects of the tournament.

Here is the full schedule of KPL 2018

All matches Live on Star Sports. Live streaming on Hotstar

Bengaluru (M Chinnaswamy Stadium)

August 15 (Wednesday) - Bengaluru Blasters vs Belagavi Panthers (6.40 PM) - Blasters won by 67 runs

August 16 (Thursday) - Bijapur Bulls vs Hubli Tigers (6.40 PM) - Tigers won by 4 wickets

August 17 (Friday) - Bengaluru Blasters vs Ballari Tuskers (6.40 PM) - Bengaluru won by 6 runs

August 18 (Saturday) - REST DAY

Hubballi (KSCA Rajnagar Stadium)

August 19 (Sunday) - Hubli Tigers vs Shivamogga Lions (6.40 PM) - Hubli won by 25 runs

August 20 (Monday) - Ballari Tuskers vs Mysuru Warriors (6.40 PM) - Mysuru won by 7 wickets

August 21 (Tuesday) - Belagavi Panthers vs Bijapur Bulls (6.40 PM) - No Result

August 22 (Wednesday) - Hubli Tigers vs Ballari Tuskers (2 PM) - No Result; Bengaluru Blasters vs Bijapur Bulls (6.40 PM) - No Result

August 23 (Thursday) - Hubli Tigers vs Belagavi Panthers (6.40 PM) - Shifted to Mysuru, to be played on September 1

August 24 (Friday) - Bijapur Bulls vs Mysuru Warriors (6.40 PM) - Shifted to Mysuru, new date to be announced later, to be played on August 31

Mysuru (SDNRW Ground)

August 25 (Saturday) - Belagavi Panthers vs Ballari Tuskers (2 PM) - Belagavi won by 22 runs; Shivamogga Lions vs Bengaluru Blasters (6.40 PM) - Bengaluru won by 2 wickets

August 26 (Sunday) - Mysuru Warriors vs Hubli Tigers (2 PM) - Hubli won by 3 runs; Bijapur Bulls vs Ballari Tuskers (6.40 PM) - Bijapur won by 2 wickets

August 27 (Monday) - REST DAY

August 28 (Tuesday) - Mysuru Warriors vs Shivamogga Lions (6.40 PM) - Mysuru won by 6 wickets

August 29 (Wednesday) - Shivamogga Lions vs Belagavi Panthers (6.40 PM) - Belagavi won by 5 wickets

August 30 - REST DAY

August 31 - Mysuru Warriors vs Bijapur Bulls (2.10 pm) - Mysuru won by 1 run; Hubli Tigers vs Bengaluru Blasters (6.40 PM) - Bengaluru won by 6 wickets

September 1 (Saturday) - Mysuru Warriors vs Bijapur Bulls (2.10 pm) - Bijapur won by 2 runs; Hubli Tigers vs Belagavi Panthers (6.40 pm)

September 2 (Sunday) - Shivamogga Lions vs Bijapur Bulls (2 PM) - Bijapur won by 2 wickets; Bengaluru Blasters vs Mysuru Warriors (6.40 PM) - Bengaluru won by 2 runs

September 3 (Monday) - Ballari Tuskers vs Shivamogga Lions (6.40 PM) - Ballari won in Super Over

September 4 (Tuesday) - Semi-final 1 (1 vs 4) - Bengaluru Blasters vs Mysuru Warriors - Bengaluru won by 20 runs

September 5 (Wednesday) - Semi-final 2 (2 vs 3) - Hubli Tigers vs Bijapur Bulls - Bijapur won by 9 wickets

September 6 (Thursday) - FINAL - Bengaluru Blasters vs Bijapur Bulls

Note: On August 22, matches were shifted from Hubballi to Mysuru due to inclement weather

Note: Schedule subject to change.

Previous Champions

2009: Provident Bangalore Rural

2010: Mangalore United

2014: Mysore Warriors

2015: Bijapur Bulls

2016: Bellary Tuskers

2017: Belagavi Panthers

Note: Tournament was not played from 2011 to 2013