17 Apr :IPL season one had every thing from 4s, 6s, oomph to Bollywood biggies and cheerleaders and the same has been expected from this season as well.
In the first day, there will be two matches played. First match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai super kings and the other between Rajasthan Royals and Bangalore Royal Challengers.
90 per cent IPL tickets sold: Modi
Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi claims 90 per cent of the tickets for the cash-rich Twenty20 event starting on Saturday have been sold at the eight venues."The ticket prices had been aimed at filling the stadiums," Modi said at a press conference."Spectators will see the world’s best players playing competitive cricket and it is made more compelling because of the competitive instincts of the players," he said.
The only apparent blemish is the absence of Pakistani players who were barred by their government from playing in India due to the strained relationship between the neighbours in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks.
However, their absence has been compensated to a large extent by the inclusion of a host of Englishmen, including Pietersen and his talismanic teammate Andrew Flintoff.
Besides, this year’s IPL would blood a host of exciting youngsters, including South African sensation JP Duminy (Mumbai Indians), explosive Australian youngster David Warner (Delhi Daredevils) and unheralded paceman Kamran Khan (Rajasthan Royals).