IPL 2010 Opening Ceremony Started Live under Tight Security

Amid high security arrangements Indian Premier League (IPL) 20-20 tournament is all set to begin today in Mumbai.

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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.


IPL and News Channel War Ends – Time to Cash IPL T20

On Friday, the news broadcaster has ended their protest of the third season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after accepting the deal with the cash-rich Indian League Authorities. Rajdeep Sardesai, editor in chief of IBN network told on his Twitter account “The news broadcasters end boycott of IPL coverage.

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Let the show begin.” Before the IPL schedule the good news came as today the champions of IPL 2009 Deccan Chargers vs. Kolkata Knight Riders in Navi Mumbai on Friday night.
According to latest news by the IPL 2010, “There has to be a minimum of a 10-minute delay from the live telecast by the official broadcaster before telecast of any match footage by a news broadcaster.”

However concerned with the information the “news broadcasters will be allowed to telecast an exceptional event (newsworthy event of an exceptional nature) occurring during the course of a match with a minimum of a five-minute delay from the conclusion of the livetelecast of such exceptional event.” The fifteen point guidelines also involves a clause that the latest news and current affairs broadcasters will be permitted a maximum of 5.5 minutes of live IPL coverage in a single day with every match, “including not more than 4.5 minutes of deferred live coverage of match play and not more than 1.5 minutes of deferred in-stadium entertainment footage”.

Prior the main satisfaction was a diktat from the IPL authorities that the broadcasters which do not have rights now could telecast the live IPL coverage only half an hour after a match. There is also another area of disagreement on the latest and fresh coverage which has now been sort out. The news channels are also allowed to telecast an average of two minutes of coverage per half an hour of broadcasting broadcast “subject to not more than 5.5 minutes of fresh footage per match”.

The deal also tells a maximum of two repeats of coverage primarily telecast by the news broadcaster would be allowed per hour of telecast. With concern to IPL 3 broadcasting by News Channels, Niranjan Shah, the league’s vice chairman told IANS “It’s good that we have come to an understanding withthe news channels.

It’s a nice way to start the tournament. I find the channels are already full of news concerning IPL.” So now watch and enjoy the first match between Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Deccan Chargers of IPL 2010.

IPL 3 Schedule unveiled, to begin in Hyderabad on March 12, 2010

Mumbai: The complete schedule of IPL Season 3, was unveiled by IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi in Mumbai on Monday. The first match of IPL 3 will be played between the Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on March 12, 2010. There will be 60 matches in total. The final will be held on April 25, 2010. There will be a play-off for the third and fourth position this time.
The IPL 3 will see a few new venues such as Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Dharamsala and Ahmedabad. While there will be 8 teams in the IPL 3, two more teams will be added in the IPL 4 in 2011. During the IPL 3, the former ICL players may also get a chance to play for the franchise teams with some fresh guidelines.

There will be certain changes during the IPL 3. They are:

1) The fielding captain will have the option to take a two and half minute strategic time out between the 6th and 10th overs and the batsman will have the option to take a two and half minute strategic time out between the 11th and 16th overs.

2) IPL will use the services of ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.
3) Transfer window will open on December 15, 2009 and end on January 5, 2010.
4) A US$7 million cap will be maintained at the auction.
5) All players to obtain NOC from their respective countries every year.
6) Icon player status to be abolished.

IPL 3 Schedule & Fixture:

March 12 – DC vs KKR – Hyderabad
March 13 – MI vs RR – Mumbai/Nagpur
March 13 – KXIP vs DD – Mohali
March 14 – CSK vs DC – Chennai
March 14 – KKR vs RCB – Kolkata
March 15 – RR vs DD – Jaipur
March 16 – RCB vs KXIP – Bangalore
March 16 – KKR vs CSK – Kolkta
March 17 – DD vs MI – Delhi
March 18 – RCB vs RR – Bangalore
March 19 – DC vs KXIP – Vizag
March 20 – RR vs KKR – Ahmedabad
March 20 – MI vs RCB – Mumbai/Nagpur
March 21 – MI vs RCB – Chennai
March 21 – DD vs DC – Delhi
March 22 – MI vs KKR – Mumbai/Nagpur
March 23 – RCB vs CSK – Bangalore
March 24 – KXIP vs RR – Mohali
March 25 – KKR vs DD – Kolkta
March 26 – CSK vs MI – Chennai
March 26 – RR vs DC – Ahmedabad
March 27 – RCB vs DD – Bangalore
March 27 – KXIP vs KKR – Mohali
March 28 – RR vs CSK – Ahmedabad
March 28 – DC vs MI – Vizag
March 29 – DD vs KKR – Delhi
March 30 – MI vs KXIP – Mumbai/Nagpur
March 31 – CSK vs RCB – Chennai
March 31 – DD vs RR – Delhi
April 1 – KKR vs DC – Kolkata
April 2 – KXIP vs RCB – Mohali
April 3 – CSK vs RR – Chennai
April 3 – MI vs DC – Mumbai/Nagpur
April 4 – DD vs RCB – Delhi
April 4 – KKR vs KXIP – Kolkata
April 5 – DC vs RR – Hyderabad
April 6 – MI vs CSK – Mumbai/Nagpur
April 7 – RR vs KXIP – Ahmedabad
April 8 – RCB vs DC – Bangalore
April 8 – CSK vs DD – Chennai
April 9 – KXIP vs MI – Mohali
April 10 – RCB vs KKR – Bangalore
April 10 – DC vs CSK – Hyderabad
April 11 – RR vs MI – Jaipur
April 11 – DD vs KXIP – Delhi
April 12 – DC vs RCB – Hyderabad
April 13 – CSK vs KKR – Chennai
April 14 – MI vs DD – Mumbai/Nagpur
April 15 – RR vs RCB – Jaipur
April 15 – KXIP vs DC – Dharmsala
April 16 – DD vs CSK – Delhi
April 17 – RCB vs MI – Bangalore
April 17 – KKR vs RR – Kolkata
April 18 – DC vs DD – Hyderabad
April 18 – KXIP vs CSK – Dharamsala
April 19 – KKR vs MI – Kolkata
April 21 – 1st Semifinal
April 22 – 2nd Semifinal
April 24 – 3rd Place play-off
April 25 – FINAL

Salman Khan says he is serious about IPL

Mumbai: While the speculations about Salman Khan’s entry into the Indian Premier League (IPL) business, is on an all-time high, the actor himself said that he is seriously planning about it, but has not taken a final decision yet. Salman admitted that he never played cricket, but said he would become a good team owner, if he buys an IPL team.
After holding talks with IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, Salman Khan has showed interest to buy an IPL team during the IPL 4 in 2011. However, his brother Sohail Khan had refuted the claims, saying Salman did not have any such plans. Two new teams will be added to the IPL 4 in 2011.

Currently, three Bollywood celebrities are associated with the IPL. While Shah Rukh Khan owns the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Preity Zinta owns the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Shilpa Shetty owns a stake in Rajasthan Royals team.