The sixth edition of the Karbonn Smartphones Karnataka Premier League, powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies, will begin with the clash between Hubli Tigers and Belagavi Panthers at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sept.1. The tournament will be played over 19 days and will comprise 24 matches at Mysuru and Huballi and Bengaluru. Bengaluru Blasters, the new franchise in the seven-team KPL, will begin their campaign against Mysuru Warriors on Sept. 2, before the tournament shifts base to Mysuru the following day.
The first clash in Mysuru at the SDNR Wadiyar Ground will pit the home side against Bijapur Bulls on Sept. 4, before the defending champion Ballari Tuskers begin their defence against Namma Shivamogga the next day. The match between Bengaluru Blasters and Hubli Tigers on Sept. 6 will be an afternoon match, commencing at 3 pm, due to the Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka being played later that day.
In all, 12 matches will be played in Mysuru before the base shifts to Hubbali on Sept. 13 where the final leg of the tournament including the two semi-finals and the final, will be played at the KSCA Rajnagar Stadium. The sides finishing in the top four positions after the league phase will qualify for the semi-finals. The team that finishes first on the points table will take on the fourth-placed team in the first semi-final on Sept. 20. The other semi-final, between the second and third-placed teams will be played on Sept. 22 and the finals on Sept. 23.