Saturday, April 18, 2009

Indian Premier League (IPL), 2009 (Tournament Schedule)

IPL (Indian Premier League) 2009 has finally started today 18th April at 4 P.M. IST (Indian Standard Time) at Newlands in Capetown, South Africa. There was enough dilemma whether IPL will held this year or not as Indian government was not able to provide enough security personnel during matches as there are elections going in the country.

But now every cricket lover is relaxed as first IPL game has already started and may come to an end by the time this article will get finished. First 20-20 match is between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. And Mumbai Indians are in a strong position as of now.

There are total of 8 teams comprised of players from different countries and is a 20-20 over match, and this is the reason why IPL is so popular and becoming the favorite game in many countries.

8 Teams are as follows:

  • Mumbai Indians
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Bangalore Royal Challengers
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Delhi Daredevils
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Deccan Chargers
  • Kolkata Knight Riders

Matches have been scheduled as per the comforts of Indian viewers and some matches will start at 4 P.M. and some matches (D/N) will start at 8 P.M. (IST).

So Lalit Modi and team can expect most Indian viewers will definitely watch all the games. And also fans and viewers of other countries will also enjoy this format of game.

And as I mentioned, first game may finish by the time I’ll finish this article and Mumbai Indians have won the first match by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 19 runs. It was a great first match for Mumbai Indians and tough luck for Dhoni and team. We hope to enjoy some better fireworks from all the teams as the games will proceed. The final match is on Sunday 24th May 2009 at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Now you can enjoy the second game between Bangalore Royal Challengers v Rajasthan Royals in a few minutes.

For the complete IPL match fixture and schedule, just log-on to cricinfo.com


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