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This season, two new teams will join the Goa Premier League T-20 tournament scheduled to commence from 23rd December disclosed Goa Cricket Association President Dayanand Narvekar.
The tournament organized by GCA will be held in the indoor cricket Academy’s ground at Porvorim and is scheduled to end on 8th January.
Narvekar further informed that each franchise of these eight teams will be giving 5 lakh to GCA as registration fee per year to make the league a profitable event.
Seven of the eight members who had resigned from the Goa Cricket Association’s executive committee four days back, have been retained. The members had resigned following the controversy over duplicate tickets for the one day international match between India and Australia scheduled on 24th October that was washed out by rains.
After GCA President Dayanand Narvekar had claimed that there was negligence by some of the committee members over the issue where the printer had admitted to his mistake and penalized, eight executive committee members had tendered their resignations to enable Dayanand to have a team which enjoyed his confidence.
The country’s eight leading corporate cricket teams will participate in the ‘Goa Super Sixes 2010’ tournament that will be played at Benaulim from Saturday.
Besides corporate leaders, the players will include cricketers, bollywood personalities, musicians and even fashion designers.
Organised by PDM India, a division of Percept Limited, the tournament will have six member teams playing three matches and winning two points from each victory. Only five overs will be bowled per team and in order to give all the players to bat, the batsman scoring 31 runs has to necessarily retire.
A team from Australia Tuesday morning inspected the Fatorda stadium where the one day international cricket match between India and Australia is scheduled to be played on 24th October and expressed happiness over the arrangement made for the game.
Earlier, the team comprising of four members, were given an audio-visual presentation on the arrangements made and they were highly impressed with the professional and detailed presentation. Speaking to ‘Goa Chronicle, Steve Bernard, the Australian Team Manager said he was satisfied with the security arrangements as this is a major concern for the visitors.
The IPL Governing Council at its meeting on Sunday decided to introduce a changed format involving a total of 74 matches during the expanded fourth edition of the twenty20 extravaganza. “There would be a total of 74 matches in all,” IPL’s interim chairman Chirayu Amin told reporters after the meeting.
“Each franchise would get to play a minimum of seven matches,” according to another IPL source. Indications are that the teams would be split into two groups in the initial phase.
Till last season there were eight franchises who played on a home-and-away basis leading to 56 matches in the league phase, followed by two semi-finals, a 3-4 placing match (played only in IPL-III) and a grand final – making it a total of 60 matches.
Former Pakistan opener Yasir Hameed has made some damning revelations about match fixing involving Pakistan cricket players, stating that he was offered money and even blackmailed to stand by the remarks attributed to him.
Hameed has come up with a detailed explanation to his side of the story about how the News of the World newspaper released a video of him in which he accuses Pakistani players of fixing matches and losing deliberately
Tafazzul Rizvi, the legal advisor of the board released a statement on behalf of Yasir after the test batsman was called to the Pakistan High Commission for a meeting by the High Commissioner, Wajid Shamsul Hasan with PCB chief, Ijaz Butt and Tafazzul also attending the meeting in London.