Rajasthan Royals to play Delhi Daredevils in IPL kick-off matchFebruary 25th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The second edition of the DLF Indian Premier League will kick off April 10 with a glittering opening ceremony in Jaipur where defending champions Rajasthan Royals will host Delhi Daredevils.
The two semi-finals will be played in Chennai and have been scheduled May 21-22 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium at Chepauk. The final will be hosted by Mumbai May 24.
However, the schedule announced Wednesday could be changed depending on the dates of elections to parliament.
IPL Chairman Lalit Modi promised an opening ceremony the like of which has not been witnessed in India before, with some truly world class entertainment.
The Hyderabad Deccan Chargers have confirmed that they will host their home games at two separate venues - Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium and the ACA and VDCA Stadium at Visakhapatnam.
All day matches are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the night matches are from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.