Mizoram Premier League

The Mizoram Premier League (Also known as the Mc Dowell's Mizoram Premier League for sponsorship reasons) is the highest state-level association football league in Mizoram, India.[1] On a national scale this league would be considered the 3rd tier of Indian Football. The competition is conducted by the Mizoram Football Association, the official football body of Mizoram.[1] The league started on 24 October 2012 for the first time[2].

Founded2012 (2012)
First season2012–13
Country India
Confederation MFA
Number of teams8
Relegation to1st Division
Current championsAizawl F.C.
(3rd title)
(7)
TV partnersZonet Cable TV network (Telecast),Sony Liv (Live streaming)
2019–20 Mizoram Premier League

Structure

Mizoram Premier League will has 8 clubs. The four top clubs qualify for the MPL automatically [3] While the other 4 teams will be decided via a playoff .[3] The top 4 teams from the play-off shall qualify for the MPL [3] The 8 clubs playing for season 8 of MPL are Electric Veng FC, Mizoram Police, Aizawl FC , Chanmari FC, Chawnpui FC, Chhinga Veng FC, FC Venghnuai and Ramhlun North FC[4].

Venue

The main venue where the matches will be held will be Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Mualpui and Lammual

Media Coverage

On 14 June 2012 it was announced that the Mizoram Football Association had signed a five-year 1.25 crore deal with ZONET Cable TV Pvt. Ltd.[1] The deal was signed by Mizoram Football Association president Lal Thanzara, while Zonet Cable TV Director R.K. Lianzuala(of Bethlehem Veng) signed for Zonet.[1] The deal between the MFA and Zonet is one of the most lucrative sports deals in the North East of India.[1]. In 2017 it was announced the channel signed another 5 year extension with Mizoram Football Association Worth 1.5 Crores [5]. Mizoram Premier League (MPL) season 8 is now streamed live on SonyLIV, MPL is the first state league to be televised on a national television platform[6].

Sponsorship

SeasonSponsor
2012–13Mahindra
2013–14
2014–15Samsung
2015–16McDowell's No.1
2016–17
2017–18

Winners and awards

Winners

List of Mizoram Premier League Winners
Edition Season Winners
1st2012–13Dinthar F.C.
2nd2013–14Chanmari F.C.
3rd2014–15Aizawl F.C.
4th2015–16Aizawl F.C.
5th2016–17Chanmari F.C.[7]
6th2017–18Chhinga Veng
7th2018–19Aizawl F.C.

Player Awards

Prize Money

Prize money for 2012–13 Mizoram Premier League.[8]

Club/Player Purse Club/Player Purse
Champion 5,00,000Fairplay 20,000
Runners-up 3,00,000Best Goalkeeper 5,000
3rd Place 2,00,000Best Forward 5,000
4th Place1,50,000Best Midfielder 5,000
5th Place 1,25,000Best Defender 5,000
6th Place 1,00,000Match winner 3,000
7th Place 75,000Match looser 2,000
8th Place 50,000Man of the Match 1,000

References

  1. Das, Amlan. "Agreement Signed for Mizoram Premier League". Barefoot Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. Chaudhari, Anurava. "Mizoram Premier League to kick-off on October 24". sportskeeda. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  3. "The Start of Mizoram Premier League Play Off". Inkhel. Archived from the original on 30 January 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  4. "Fixture of Season 8 of Mizoram Premier League". nenow. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  5. https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/mizoram/in-mizoram-a-television-network-wins-big-by-slotting-sports-on-prime-time-5288246/
  6. "Mizoram Premier League Breaks New Ground as SonyLIV to Live Stream Season 8 Matches". news18. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  7. "MPL 5 Champions Chanmari". Inkhel. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  8. "Mizoram FA Signs Rs 1.25 Crore Commercial Deal". www.sinlung.com/. Retrieved 30 November 2015.


Structure

For the 2012 season the Mizoram Premier League will have 8 clubs. The four clubs that qualify for the MPL automatically are Dinthar FC, Luangmual, FC Kulikawn, and Mizoram FC.

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