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IPL 2011 Torunament Format, Auction, Schedule details

The IPL governing council meeting held today has taken decisions regarding the tournament format in the forthcoming IPL 2011 season.

The fourth edition IPL will see the following changes:

Total number of matches increased from 60 to 74

10 Teams will play in two groups

Each team will play a minimum of seven matches

A total of four players can be retained by each franchise, which includes a maximum of three Indian players.

The auction for new players will be held in the 2nd week of November, 2010.

Sahara Warriors Pune, and Kochi Rendezvous teams are the two new franchises which will take part in the tournament. If each team had to play in the league format which will make 94 matches with home and away games.

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