Deccan Chargers’ ticket sales start Saturday

April 11th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Harbhajan Singh
(IPL Diary)

Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Tickets for the Deccan Chargers’ Twenty20 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be on sale from Saturday in five cities of Andhra Pradesh. Apart from the state capital, Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar are the other venues where tickets will be sold.

Fans will be able to get their tickets at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here. Deccan Chargers play their first match at home against Delhi Daredevils April 22.

Tickets are priced from as low as Rs.250 to Rs.2,500 per match and would be for the following seats at the stadium.

Refreshments would be provided free to all spectators in all the stands.


Windies players to cut short their IPL venture

Three West Indies players will have to cut short their IPL engagements and return for the Test series against Australia.

Skipper Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan are likely to appear for the opening two Tests against Australia next month despite a scheduling conflict with the lucrative league.

West Indies Cricket Board chief executive Donald Peters will inform that his players are expected to return from the lucrative Twenty20 competition in time for the series against Australia.

“We have not discussed anything but we know the rules already, you have to get permission from your board, so obviously it is more than likely you have to come back and play,” Gayle was quoted as saying in media.


Mumbai Indians signs Australian Thornely

New South Wales all-rounder Dominic Thornely has been signed up by Mumbai Indian franchise of the IPL for $25,000.

Thornely agreed to a comparatively small-change deal to play alongside Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh in the Twenty20 tournament for the Mumbai team.

“At the end of the day I’ve been given the opportunity to play with and against some of the best players in the world. This could be the stepping stone for me and whether I’m good enough to play international cricket,” he said.

“I’ve played a lot of cricket for NSW and had a Test for Australia A without enjoying too much success, but this will give me another indication of how I’d measure up.”

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