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IPL desk in Mumbai 18 April 2012 - 10:05pm IST

Team owners get time at the crease

IPL Owners' Matches to kick off on April 19 in Delhi

The first game of the Owners' Matches will be held in Delhi after the 4pm match between the Delhi Daredevils and the Deccan Chargers on April 19.

The Delhi team will be led by Chairman, GMR Sports Pvt Ltd Mr. Kiran Grandhi and the Deccan team will be led by DC co-owner Gayatri Reddy.

The series of Owners' Matches will be played throughout the tournament and will involve an invitational XI from the two playing franchises’ owners.
Each squad will be made up of 15 players comprising well-known personalities from the city and team management. The squad may include support staff and one senior management member from each franchise’s principal sponsor. However, no member of the squad should have played professional cricket in the last 10 years.

The matches will be scored the same way as a normal IPL game, but they will be limited to 10 overs per team and there will be no fielding restrictions. No player can bowl more than two overs and batsmen must retire once they have scored 25 runs. However, they can return as their team’s last man. Match officials will be appointed by the IPL, and all matches will be played on the wicket that was used in the preceding 4pm match.

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