IPL 4 to have 74 matches, teams can retain 4 players

The fourth edition of the Indian Premier League will have 74 matches, in stead of 94 matches, the Governing Council decided on Sunday.

updated: September 05, 2010 10:38 IST
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The Indian Premier League's next three seasons, starting 2011, will have a total of 74 matches, up from 60 this year, following the addition of two new franchises -- Sahara Pune Warriors and Kochi.

There would be 70 league matches plus four play-off matches with each team playing the same number of matches (14 of which 7 would be home and the other 7 away) as in the previous IPL editions, said BCCI secretary N Srinivasan in a release after the IPL's Governing Council meeting here.

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