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Chennai Sepak Takraw League

Why ?

  • An activity throughout the year
  • To prevent player exodus after the player has finished his School/College.
  • Motivation to the players because they play competitive games within short intervals with this initiative.
  • The usual long gap between competitive tournaments relatively decreases the rate at which the player grows/improves his skills. This league attempts to counter the problem
  • To have a better domestic structure within the state to produce quality players.
  • The sole purpose is to improve the standard of the game in the state, Bring in more players to the game by having a proper structure.
  • To improve the attitude of the players towards professional sport.
  • Better way to track a player’s performance that will help on the Selection of players for the higher level tournaments in the country.


  • The Chennai Sepak Takraw League is a year long tournament and will be a regular fixture every year.
  • A total of 8 Match Days in the year.
  • A weekend every 3 months and some of the holidays in the year will be the match days for the League.
  • This will satisfy the needs of both full-time and part-time players since the schedule happens to be on weekends.


  • Chennai Sepak Takraw League – Will be held in the league format throughout the year on selected dates which are weekends and holidays for the Regu Event.

Chennai Sepak Takraw League Structure

  • Started with 4 Teams in 2008 and is set to increase to 8 teams
  • Each Team will have a minimum of 5 players.
  • The Executive board for the league will consist of top officials who are Mentors, Well-Wishers and key Operation Board members for the League.
  • The Operations Board for the League will consist of key innovators, officials and the captains from the respective teams.

The Player Pool

  • All the players who wish to play in the league shall register for event at the beginning of the year..
  • All the Registered players will form the Centralized Player Pool.
  • Each Player shall indicate his position of play while registering to the event.
  • The Positions the players choose should one of the three broadly classified positions: Tekong (Centre Back), Striker (Attacker) and Supplier (Feeder).
  • Basically, the Centralized pool for the players shall have 3 sub pools, one for each position.
  • Players who register in the middle of the League will be part of the academy and train with the players.
  • Players can even choose to join the Academy initially before playing competitively in the League.


  • Each player in the Centralized pool of players will have a Rating associated with him.
  • The Rating for the player will be decided at the Ratings meeting by the Operations Board.
  • Each member of the Operations Board shall rate each and every player in the Player Pool.
  • The Final Rating for the player will be the average of all the ratings by the members of the Operations Board.
  • Each Player thereby will have a rating associated with him.
  • The Rating of a player shall be between 1 and 100.

Draft and Cut-Off

  • The Draft is a process in which the players from the player pool are moved to one of the teams.
  • It is carried out by the captains of the respective teams supervised by the other members of the board.
  • In the Draft one captain at a time gets to draft a player from the player pool to his Team.
  • Cut-Off is the limit that will be enforced on the captains when he is drafting players into his side.
  • The cumulative rating of all the players in a team shall not exceed the cut-off that is enforced on the team.
  • The Ratings and the cut-off shall be announced at the same time.


  • As mentioned earlier, the players are divided into Groups viz, Striker, Supplier, Tekong. There will be a special group of Tier 1 players where all the top players of the league will feature.
  • There shall be separate drafts for Tier 1 Players, Strikers, Tekongs and Suppliers.
  • The Order in which the Captains draft players from the Tier 1 Group will be decided on lots.
  • After the Tier 1 Group Draft, the Draft for other groups will be held similarly by lots.
  • The cumulative ratings of all the players (including the captain) shall not exceed the cut-off cap enforced on the teams.
  • A drafted player cannot be released from the team until a Transfer Window opens.
  • The Lock-in Period is the time for which the player is part of the team roster.
  • The first draft has a lock-in period of one year.
  • A player cannot be drafted unless he is a part of the Centralized player pool.
  • Any new player must first register to CSTL before being drafted.
  • Similarly a non-drafted player cannot play in the league even though he is registered to the Player pool.


  • Each team shall be managed and owned by the Owner of their team.
  • The Owner shall announce the Captain.
  • Each Team shall choose a Name for their Team which will be reviewed by the Operations board.
  • Each Team shall choose a Colour Combination for their HOME/ AWAY jerseys.
  • They shall also choose a LOGO that will be reviewed by the Operations Board.


  • Panel of referees for the tournament.
  • Each team shall nominate 2 referees who will attend a training session.
  • A referee review meeting shall be held at the end of the game weekend.
  • The same panel shall act as a jury in case of any controversies/ Conflicts.
  • A head shall be named among the panel of referees whose decision shall be final in the event of any disputes/conflicts.

Awards and Accolades

  • CSTL Regu Champions – Trophy for the League Winners.
  • CSTL Runners-Up – Trophy for the Team that comes second best.
  • CSTL Player of the Year – Trophy for the best Player in the league.
  • CSTL Best Managed Team – Trophy for the best Team in the league.
  • CSTL Fair Play Award – Trophy for the team with best sportsman spirit.
  • CSTL Player of the year shall be the owner of a ‘PLAYER OF THE YEAR JERSEY’ for that year.

Player Performance Tracking (Trial)

  • The Rating associated with the player is bound to change depending on the player performances in the League matches.
  • It increases if the player performs well and vice versa.
  • The statistics of each player shall be recorded and documented.
  • The results shall be published on the website for the league.
  • The news, Player profiles, pictures and video gallery from the league shall also be posted on the website regularly.

Transfer Window

  • Transfer Window is a period that opens on the day the league ends and closes a month before the next year’s league starts.
  • During this period a player from one team can be ‘exchanged’ with a player from another team on mutual agreement.
  • All new players will be part of the central player pool. To sign up a new player from the pool, a player has to be released from the team to the central player pool in exchange for the new player.
  • An ‘available’ player can be drafted from the Player Pool. A player cannot be drafted if he is not part of the player pool.
  • If more than one team tries to draft a player from the player pool, the decision lies with the player himself.

Special Window

  • This is the period that will be opened on the discretion of board to allow a ‘new’ transfer on an emergency basis.
  • This window is opened and closed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Each move in this window shall be documented and can only be done on the majority agreement on the board’s part.

One Response to “About”

  1. Bragadeesh said

    This section needs to be updated.

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