Now Modi says IPL to kick off in Jaipur

Updated: 24 February 2009 16:41 IST

The second season of the Indian Premier League will kick off in Jaipur with a gala opening ceremony, IPL chairman Lalit Modi said on Monday.

Now Modi says IPL to kick off in Jaipur

Jaipur:

The second season of the Indian Premier League will kick off in Jaipur with a gala opening ceremony, IPL chairman Lalit Modi disclosed this here on Monday.

Modi said Rajasthan Royals' two home matches would be held in Ahmedabad but the rest of the fixture will be in Jaipur.

"As of now, the gala opening ceremony and the inaugural IPL match will be held in Jaipur," Modi said.

"I understand that Rajasthan Royals are keen to play two matches in Ahemedabad. I don't know which two matches they would be but the rest of matches will be played in Jaipur," he said after filing nominations for RCA president's post in March 1 elections.

The IPL supremo said the result of RCA elections would have any bearing on the IPL starting on April 10.

"The RCA elections won't affect IPL in any case. I was waiting for the schedule of elections but now we do not have much time in hand so I have forwarded the IPL schedule to Rajasthan government for approval."

On the state government announcement that it would extend all cooperation to IPL, Modi said, "I have been hearing that the state government will provide all support to IPL. I have also received good feelers. Hotel bookings are good and there are other progress," he said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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