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Election-hit IPL gets South African ticket

This article was posted on Mar 24, 2009 and is filed under Press Releases

Johannesburg: South Africa was chosen to host the second edition of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday which has been shifted out of India because of security apprehensions. The decision to hold the lucrative Twenty20 tournament was taken after a meeting between IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola at an undisclosed venue.

Although no official announcement has been made yet, sources said that the tournament will be held between 18 April and 24 May, a delay of about one week from the original schedule. Eight venues have been identified for staging the eight-team tournament and the matches will start at 4pm IST and 8pm IST to make it convenient for Indian television viewers.

Modi and Majola are scheduled to hold a press conference at 8.30 pmIST where the details of the tournament are expected to be announced.

South Africa pipped England as the venue after the BCCI decided to shift the tournament outside India because of security issues in view of the general elections.

source: Livemint

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