The stage is all set for the in­au­gu­ral Pro Ker­ala League

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teams will be vy­ing for glory in the in­au­gu­ral Len­ovo Pro Ker­ala League, which will get un­der­way in Dubai later this month.

The tour­na­ment, pre­sented by Mi­lano, will fea­ture the best UAEbased in­door crick­eters from Ker­ala after the top 168 play­ers from a pool of more than 1,000 were se­lected in last week’s auc­tion.

Matches will be played at United Pro Sports on Oc­to­ber 20, 21 and 27 and 28. In their at­tempts of mak­ing it a suc­cess, there will be a Len­ovo Fan Zone, grand­stand seat­ing, fam­ily area, a spe­cial VIP area and ac­ti­va­tion zone. On top of that, a to­tal of Dh100,000 in cash and prizes will be given away to visitors.

Pro Ker­ala League founder and CEO, Man­ish Kishore, said: “The re­sponse has been sim­ply over­whelm­ing. Judg­ing from the un­peo­ple. prece­dented num­ber of reg­is­trants for the pub­lic try­outs and how pas­sion­ately the team own­ers made their bids, we can truly say that this is a much-an­tic­i­pated event.”

‘Mr Cricket’ Anis Sa­jan, con­firmed his re­turn to the in­door ver­sion of the game after a year’s gap by en­ter­ing Danube Kozhikode War­riors for the tour­na­ment.

Sa­jan said: “Cricket is a beloved sport and a large part of our work­force is from Ker­ala, so this event is very mean­ing­ful for all of us.

“Be­sides, I am back into cricket and I did not want to miss out on an event be­ing or­gan­ised with so much care and de­tail.”

The jer­sey un­veil­ing: Team own­ers and play­ers dur­ing the launch.

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