Indian Premier League is the flavour of the season yet again in 2009. Last years’ ‘cricketing rhapsody’ sent viewers into frenzy and entertained millions worldwide. The rambunctious series is to begin on 18th April. IPL has the backing of heavyweights- Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).
It is undoubtedly going to be a star studded event. Famous cricketers for various countries will battle on the ground while Bollywood celebrities will arrive in beelines. Most teams are owned by superstars and renowned businessmen. The bidding process for acquiring plays was a high voltage one with towering amounts of money involved. The costliest player- Flintoff was acquired for a whooping 1.5 million pounds.
A lot of surprising changes have been made in the constitution of teams this season. Players have been bartered, bought, and sold like commodities in the market. Many new players have been taken into the fold. Kevin Peterson is one of the players to watch out for.
The DLF Indian Premier League 2009 would compromise of 59 matches similar to last year. In all there are 8 cities in South Africa where matches will be held. This season is touted to be even more thrilling than last year.