Eight teams set to contest Dunedin Super League

Dunedin's answer to the Indian Premier League is returning for another run.

Season two of the Dunedin Super League will be slightly bigger, and the prizemoney has increased as well.

The eight-team, T20-style tournament made its debut in early January.

It was staged at Sunnyvale and the SL Lions picked up the winner’s cheque for $1501.

The tournament, organised by enthusiasts Firoz Muhammed, Gino Thomas and Binu Antony with support from the Otago Cricket Association, has been shifted to the Oval and will be held on January 2. A reserve day is scheduled for January 3.

The event has attracted three teams from Christchurch, one from Timaru and one from Ashburton.

Three Dunedin teams are registered, including the SL Lions, who are back to defend their title.

The stakes have risen. The winners get a cheque for $2001, while the runners-up will receive $1001.

Last season, the tournament was an eight-a-side contest, but it has expanded to an 11-a-side format.

Ten teams entered initially but two had to pull out.

The format is nice and simple. It is a knockout tournament. The playoff games are 15-over contests, while the final will be 20 overs.

Dunedin city councillor Andrew Whiley will open the tournament, which will be live- streamed on the DSL social page and scored live on CricHQ.

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