NPL is the organising forum of NITIE Premier League
The NPL season is divided into 5 major events -
Bawaal - the inter-section Cricket Tournament which provides players an opportunity to showcase their talent and prove their mettle to the prospective team-owners.
The team auction - This process witnessed 9 groups bid for 6 teams. Each group consisted of 2 non-playing members and 2 playing members. Bidding for teams was very intense as it was not just the matter of ownership but also pride and recognition that comes with being a team owner in NPL. It is about strategizing to get a perfect group of players, learning to manage that team and even marketing the team. After a 2 hour long enthralling process, the 6 teams bought were – Bangalore Falcons, Mumbai Swagers and Rajasthan Warriors; Delhi-NCR United, Punjab Warriors, Kolkata Krusaders.
Each team had to recruit an icon player, brand manager and brand ambassador and this was done within 24 hours of the end of team auction. The recruitment of girls for the post of brand managers and brand ambassadors brought the glamor quotient to the tournament.