The Uttar Pradesh T20 League (UP T20) 2023 is an upcoming professional Twenty20 cricket tournament organized by the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA). The inaugural season of UPT20 is scheduled to be held from August 30 to September 16, 2023.
Six teams will be participating in the first edition of the UPT20 league – Gorakhpur Lions, Kanpur Superstars, Kashi Rudras, Noida Super Kings, Lucknow Falcons and Meerut Mavericks. All the matches will be played across various venues in Uttar Pradesh.
The UPCA aims to provide a platform to promote local cricket talent from Uttar Pradesh through this T20 tournament.
Young cricketers will get the opportunity to play alongside veterans and showcase their skills to a wider audience. The league is expected to unearth fresh talent for the Indian Premier League and other domestic tournaments.
With the rising popularity of franchise-based T20 leagues in India, the UPCA also wants to tap into this market. The tournament will be keenly followed by cricket fans across Uttar Pradesh.
The UPCA is hopeful that the UPT20 league will further strengthen the cricketing culture in the state and become one of the premier domestic T20 tournaments in the country.
The squad selections for all six teams are underway and some prominent domestic players from UP have already been drafted.
UP T20 League 2023 Overview
|Dates:||30 August – 16 September 2023|
|Administrator(s):||Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA)|
|Tournament format(s):||Double Round-robin and playoffs|
|Host City:||Uttar Pradesh|
UP T20 2023 Venue
The inaugural season of the Uttar Pradesh T20 League (UPT20) 2023 will be played in Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.
The Green Park Stadium in Kanpur will host all the matches, including the playoffs and final. This stadium has been a regular venue for domestic and international cricket hosted by the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA). With a capacity of over 50,000, it is expected to draw substantial crowds for the T20 league.
The following six teams will compete in the inaugural season of the UPT20 league:
- Gorakhpur Lions
- Kanpur Superstars
- Kashi Rudras
- Noida Super Kings
- Lucknow Falcons
- Meerut Mavericks
UP T20 2023 Schedule, Fixtures, Date and Time
|30 AUG||Kanpur Superstars vs Noida Super Kings||7:30 PM|
|31 AUG||Gorakhpur Lions vs Lucknow Falcons||3:30 PM|
|31 AUG||Kashi Rudras vs Meerut Mavericks||7:30 PM|
|1 SEPT||Meerut Mavericks vs Kanpur Superstars||3:30 PM|
|1 SEPT||Gorakhpur Lions vs Noida Super Kings||7:30 PM|
|2 SEPT||Lucknow Falcons vs Noida Super Kings||3:30 PM|
|2 SEPT||Kanpur Superstars vs Kashi Rudras||7:30 PM|
|3 SEPT||Meerut Mavericks vs Gorakhpur Lions||3:30 PM|
|3 SEPT||Noida Super Kings vs Kanpur Superstars||7:30 PM|
|7 SEPT||Lucknow Falcons vs Gorakhpur Lions||7:30 PM|
|8 SEPT||Kanpur Superstars vs Meerut Mavericks||3:30 PM|
|8 SEPT||Noida Super Kings vs Gorakhpur Lions||7:30 PM|
|9 SEPT||Meerut Mavericks vs Kashi Rudras||3:30 PM|
|9 SEPT||Lucknow Falcons vs Kanpur Superstars||7:30 PM|
|10 SEPT||Noida Super Kings vs Lucknow Falcons||3:30 PM|
|10 SEPT||Gorakhpur Lions vs Meerut Mavericks||7:30 PM|
|11 SEPT||Kashi Rudras vs Kanpur Superstars||3:30 PM|
|11 SEPT||Meerut Mavericks vs Noida Super Kings||7:30 PM|
|12 SEPT||Lucknow Falcons vs Kashi Rudras||3:30 PM|
|12 SEPT||Kanpur Superstars vs Gorakhpur Lions||7:30 PM|
|13 SEPT||Gorakhpur Lions vs Kashi Rudras||3:30 PM|
|13 SEPT||Meerut Mavericks vs Lucknow Falcons||7:30 PM|
|14 SEPT||Kashi Rudras vs Noida Super Kings||7:30 PM|
|15 SEPT||Semi-Final||3:30 PM|
|15 SEPT||Semi-Final 2||7:30 PM|
|16 SEPT||Final||7:30 PM|
How to watch live streaming of the UPT20 League in India?
The inaugural season of the Uttar Pradesh T20 League (UPT20) will be live-streamed on the digital platform JioCinema for cricket fans in India.
JioCinema has acquired the exclusive digital rights for the tournament through a deal with the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA).
When will the inaugural UP T20 League be played?
The first season of the UP T20 League will be played from August 30 to September 16, 2023.
How many teams are participating in the UP T20 League 2023?
There will be 6 teams competing in the inaugural UP T20 League – Gorakhpur Lions, Kanpur Superstars, Kashi Rudras, Noida Super Kings, Lucknow Falcons and Meerut Mavericks.
How can I watch the UP T20 League 2023 matches live?
The UP T20 League will be live-streamed on JioCinema for cricket fans in India. The streaming will be available on JioCinema’s website and mobile app.
Who are the owners of the 6 UP T20 League franchises?
The team owners include business conglomerates like Capri Global, GMR Group, Adani Sportsline, etc. Some Bollywood celebrities also own teams.