Albert Murali, owner of Tuti Patriots in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, announced on Tuesday that Dinesh Karthik will lead the side. “In the long run, TNPL has potential to match IPL,” said the player.Former India cricketer L Balaji was pleased with his team’s bowling resources. “I’ve played with the boys in the state side, and we’re on the same wavelength. It’ll come in handy with Tuti. We have an excellent attack, but T20 is a different ball-game. If we bowl to potential, we can give vital breakthroughs,” said Balaji.Coach JR Madanagopal said his side has a good mix of experience and youth. Abhinav Mukund and Washington Sundar were present at the function, with bowling coach DJ Gokulakrishnan.City II winCenturies by S Aravind (114) and GK Shyam (100) of City II was the feature of the drawn match against City IV in the TNCA round robin U-19 tournament, at VB Nest. City II won on first innings lead.At Murugappa: City I 351/7 in 89 ovs drew with City III 269/6 in 90 ovs (G Suryakanth 111 n.o). At VB Nest: City IV 166 in 71.3 ovs drew with City II 371/3 in 90 ovs (S Aravind 114, GK Shyam 100, K Sivakumar 54 n.o).TN girls runners-upThe Tamil Nadu girls’ team took second place in the 19th national sub-junior sepaktakraw championship held in Hyderabad.Anirudh cracks tonR Anirudh Seshadhri’s unbeaten 156 helped PS Senior Secondary School beat LA Chatelaine Junior College in the TNCA City schools U-14 tournament for the B Somasundaram Trophy.Brief scores: PS SSS 269/2 in 30 ovs (Anirudh Seshadhri 156 n.o) bt LA Chatelaine JC 80/9 in 30 ovs (Arnav Chauan 3/14); Bala Vidya Mandir 176/0 in 22 ovs (B Anirudh 67 n.o, Venu Arvind 88 n.o) bt Guru Shree Shantivijay Jain Vidyalaya 81/2 in 22 ovs; St Michael’s Academy 249/3 in 30 ovs (Josh Leon 113, Yovani Gabriel 58) bt Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kilpauk 176/3 in 30 ovs (Parav 100); Don Bosco 191/3 in 28 ovs (SR Athish 62) bt JG Hindu Vidyalaya 36 in 18.3 ovs (Karan Sampat 3/12); St Bede’s B 180/6 in 30 ovs (Rahul Srawan 66; R Nithilan 3/35) bt National Public School 81 in 23.3 ovs (M Pradheep 4/11); Sir Mutha School 96/6 in 30 ovs (Vishnu Prem Kumar 64 n.o) lost to PSBB A, KK Nagar 97/3 in 22 ovs; Bhavans Rajaji Vidyashram 182/9 in 30 ovs (Sanjith Varun 5/29) bt MCC, Chetpet 162 in 29.5 ovs (S Pavan 3/22); Vidya Mandir 194/5 in 30 ovs (Vijai Aravindh 64, Vijay Priyadarshan 60) bt PSBB, T Nagar 116/9 in 30 ovs (Abhijit Prem Kumar 46).Chennaiyin sign HanghalDefending champions Chennaiyin FC signed two-time I-League winner Siam Hanghal on a one-year deal. Hanghal joins after ending a successful three-year spell with reigning I-League champions Bengaluru FC,