Amid high security arrangements Indian Premier League (IPL) 20-20 tournament is all set to begin today in Mumbai.
In Indian Premier League 2010 starting today with eight teams are participating in it. Authorities have confirmed the proper arrangements of security.
This forty three days tournament of 60matches will start with the match between last season winner Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders.
In only two years of time IPL has gained a magnificent success from its viewers. Dance of cheer leaders, Bollywood music and star presence has increased its viewership remarkably. This has also increased the cost of tickets this time going as up as 50,000 rupees.
Shah Rukh Khan’s KKR has only won nine matches out of twenty eight will begin as under-estimated team.
On the other hand Hyderabad’s Deccan Chargers became the surprise winners of second IPL tournament.
Due to security concerns and controversies regarding Pakistani players the excitement was quite low for this time of IPL’s tournament.
There were speculations of attacks from al-qaeda during the tournament of IPL, commonwealth games and hockey world cup which made the spectators worried about their safety.
This concern has made the authorities more apprehensive for the safety of the players as wellas the spectators.
Lalit Modi,IPL commissioner has said that they have done their best to safeguard the series and assures the smooth sailing of tournament.