IPL Auction 2009
The 2009 Indian Premier League season, abbreviated as IPL 2 or the 2009 IPL, was the second season of the Indian Premier League, established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The tournament was hosted by South Africa and was played between 18 April and 24 May 2009.It was the second biggest cricket tournament in the world, after the Cricket World Cup and was forecast to have an estimated television audience of more than 200 million people in India alone.
The IPL is the world’s richest cricket league, and was moved from India to South Africa because of security fears due to India’s elections. The tournament boosted the South African economy by between R1 billion and R2 billion, with the hard-hit tourism industry benefiting the most.
IPL 2009 Winners
The 2009 Indian Premier League Final was a day/night Twenty20 cricket match played between the Deccan Chargers and the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 24 May 2009 at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg to determine the winner of the 2009 Indian Premier League, a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India. It ended as the Chargers defeated the Royal Challengers by six runs.
In the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, Deccan Chargers looked like one of the strongest teams on paper, yet by end of the season, they were to be found at the rock bottom considering the points tally. On paper, the team looked like one of the contenders, as they had a star-studded line-up. Although the Chargers couldn’t even finish in the top half of the table. In the second edition of IPL though, they emerged as the champions and took everyone by surprise.
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