The Indian Premier League is a professional league for Twenty20 cricket competition in India. It was initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It currently contested by 10 teams (franchises) consisting of players from different countries. It was started after an altercation between the BCCI and the Indian Cricket League.
On 21 March 2010, it was announced in Chennai that two new teams from Pune and Kochi will be added to the IPL for the fourth season. However, the bid around the Kochi franchisee turned controversial resulting in the resignation of minister, Shashi Tharoor from the Central Government and investigations by various departments of the Government of India into the financial dealings of IPL and the other existing franchisees. Later, Lalit Modi was also removed from IPL chairmanship by BCCI. On 5 December 2010, it was confirmed that Kochi will take part in the fourth season of IPL.
On January 8, 2011, IPL Governing Council held the auction for the season 4 of the league. The franchises had the option of retaining a maximum of four players for a sum of $4.5mn. Royal Challengers however retained only one of their player in Virat Kohli leaving the rest of the players back in the auction pool. On day one of the auction for the season four Bangalore bought Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan for $650,000, their former player and Mumbai Indians spearhead Zaheer Khan for $900,000, South Africa’s ace middle order batsman AB de Villiers for $1.1mn, current New Zealand skipper and former Delhi Daredevils player Daniel Vettori for $550,000, India’s young talent who played with Mumbai Indians until last season Saurabh Tiwary for a whopping $1.6mn; Australia’s Dirk Nannes for $650,000 who played for DD and India’s young talent Cheteshwar Pujara for $700,000. Virat Kohli is expected to lead the side as he also lead India in the under-19 world cup and is being looked upon as a long term prospect by the team management, hence he is the only player that has been retained for $1.8 million.Cheteshwar Pujara is expected to open the innings alongside Tillakaratne Dilshan while Saurabh Tiwary is expected to do the slogging.
The Royal Challengers will play all their games at the M Chinnaswamy in Bangalore and you can buy the tickets for this stadium for the IPL through the IPL-partner sites.
Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL Tickets Prices
* P2 Hospitality Stand: 55,000 (Food and Beverages Included)
* J Hospitality Stand: 33,000 (Food and Beverages Included)
* P4 Hospitality Stand: 27,500 (Food and Beverages Included)
* E Hospitality Stand: 4,400 (Food and Beverages Included)
* T Hospitality Stand: 3,850 (Food and Beverages for sale)
* N Hospitality Stand: 2,750 (Food Included)
Best Wishes and Best of Efforts RCB 4 IPL 2011