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The 5th session of the much awaited Indian Premier League 2012 has finally arrived and is about to begin from April 2012 onward in India. The IPL 5 schedule was recently announced by the BCCI and the same is available for download by all the interested individuals. This BCCI established T20 premiere league of India has become very popular in all the recent four editions and the cricket enthusiast from all over the world were seen very excited about it and has also enjoyed the high voltage tournament being played so far. There were few controversies during the last season regarding the managing committee and the auction of players but at the end of the day, it was a real entertainment full of cricketing actions.


So, here are some IPL 5 news that you may be interested to know. To start with, the 5th edition of Indian Premier League 2012 is set to begin from 4th April 2012 at Chennai in MA Chidambaram stadium. The inaugural match will be played between the previous defending champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Mumbai Indians (MI). This time there will be nine franchisee teams which will be participating in the tournament and they will be playing at nine venues.

To speak of some details about the IPL 5 teams, there will be only nine of them to be playing this edition as Kochi Tuskers Kerala has been left out from the tournament. It is known that the reason for non-inclusion of Kochi Tuskers in DLF Indian Premiere League 2012 is because of issues related to nonpayment. The participating teams are divided into two groups and each team will be playing with eight others in both home and away matches. The IPL 5 auctions for players by the Board Of Control For Cricket In India will commence from 4th February 2012. The players of the left out team Kochi Tuskers Kerala will also be available for it and the squad of each team can now accommodate 33 players.

The IPL 5 dates are announced and the same can now be downloaded as a printable pdf document from the links given below. This downloadable IPL 5 schedule is being prepared by IBN Live in a very interesting format which resembles like a calender showing the details of the date and time of various matches to be played by the participating franchise teams. We would also like to mention that there will be a total of 76 matches to be played and this 5th edition will extend to a long 54 day event. The finals will be played at the same venue as that of the inaugural match i.e. MA Chidambaram stadium (also known as Chepauk stadium) between the winner of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2.

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