IPL 4 Opening Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders –
The most awaiting tournament of all the Indian Cricket lovers – The Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 4, will kick off on 8th April 2011 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, with an opening match between the defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.
As per the IPL season 4 schedule announced the first stage matches will start from 8th April 2011 with a new play-off system introduced this year. Where the top four teams in the first stage of the tournament will qualify for the next knock out stage.
The top 4 teams from the first stage will play in the qualifier round of the next stage, where knock out matches will be held between teams finishing 1st and 2nd in the first stage and the winner of the Qualifier 1 will be advanced directly to the Final. While the loser of the match will be given a second chance to reach final stage by beating the winner of the Qualifier 2 match, which will be held between the teams finishing 3rd and 4th in the first stage. The winner from the elimination round will be advance to the finals, where it will face the winner of the qualifier 1.
This new format of the IPL season 4 is more exiting, most entertaining for the IPL fans. With such challenges right from the start of the tournament, it will be great to see each team fighting to gain the top spot in the IPL league.
Overall 10 team will be participating in the IPL 4, including the new franchises Kochi and Pune. This IPL edition will consist a total of 74 matches that will be held at 13 venues across India for a span of 51 days.
The IPL Fan get ready for the most exiting and entertaining IPL season 4, starting just few days after the ICC World Cup 2011 Final