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BCCI shortlists Goa for Twenty20 match

PANJIM, OCT 28 – Cricket’s newest version – Twenty20 – will make its debut in Goa next year.The Board of Control for Cricket in India has agreed in principle to allot one match of the inaugural Indian Premier League, next April.

“The BCCI is more than keen to have the Twenty20 match in Goa. We are all excited about it,” Goa Cricket Association secretary Chetan Dessai told Herald late on Sunday evening.

“We are more than certain of hosting the Twenty20 at Nehru Stadium (Fatorda), disclosed Chetan.

GCA President Dayanand Narvekar, who is also the vice president of the BCCI, first made the announcement at Sunday’s Annual General Body meeting, at Porvorim.

The BCCI is yet to announce the schedule for the inaugural Indian Premier League – an offshoot of Essel Group’s Indian Cricket League — but have signed up some big names for the championship.

Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan (Pakistan), Graeme Smith, Herschelle Gibbs, A B de Villiers (South Africa), Mahela Jayawardene, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Ricky Ponting, Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne (Australia) have all made themselves available for BCCI’s ambitious Twenty20 League.

The eight-team IPL will debut in April 2008 with 59 matches spread over 44 days. The IPL will primarily be played under lights with play beginning at 5 pm.The IPL will initially start with eight teams and will offer $3 million in prize money, making it domestic cricket’s richest tournament.

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  1. November 3, 2007 at 9:11 am

    i im a boy for the game
    can i get 1 ticket to come

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