In a country where cricket is almost a religion, the fact that the IPL 2010 schedule has been released is obviously a huge deal and a joyous development for the lovers of cricket. Fans are now eagerly waiting for Friday, 12 March,
2010, which is the opening day for the 2010 season matches.
The 3rd IPL season will commence of March 12 and close on April 25. The 2010 season has already managed to create much interest since its biding window was opened, with none of the teams involved opting to pick up the available Pakistani players.
Also, this season holds a special importance as the game has come back to its home country after it was shifted to South Africa last year because it coincided with the General Election in India.
The same 8 popular teams would be playing each other, with the starting match featuring defending champions Deccan Chargers pitted against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Also, as most of the matches have been scheduled for the evening slot, majority of the fans will be able to enjoy the season.
For once, it seems we have managed to please the hard-to-please Australia as well, with the country expressing its complete satisfaction with the security arrangements which have been made for players.