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IPL announces plans for second season

IPL announces plans for second season

Tentative dates for the second season are April 10-May 29, 2009.

New Delhi: As the build-up to the first season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League hots up, organisers on Tuesday announced their plans for the second season in Mumbai.

Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner of the DLF Indian Premier League, announced that the tentative dates for the second season of the competition will be from April 10 to May 29, 2009.

The BCCI vice-president also announced that the format of the tournament will remain the same as that of the inaugural season.

The eight franchises will first play against one another in a league on home and away basis. The top four teams will then figure in the two semi-finals and the winners of the semi-finals will clash in the final.

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“The dates of the second season of the DLF Indian Premier League were decided at a meeting of the Governing Council held in Mumbai. I am confident of the inaugural season becoming a huge success and the second season will be even a bigger success," Modi said in a statement.

The inaugural season of the DLF Indian Premier League is ready to kick off from April 18, with some high voltage action expected between Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders and Vijay Mallya’s Bangalore Royal Challengers at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

first published:April 08, 2008, 20:52 IST