IPL reach agreement over Wanderers
The decks were cleared for the Wanderers to host eight Indian Premier League matches after the IPL organisers and the Gauteng Cricket Board settled the row over VIP hospitality suites.
While IPL organisers demanded complete control over the corporate suites, the GCB had earlier refused to bend over, resulting in a stand-off.
IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi said the Wanderers would host all eight matches as per schedule and tickets for the first game on May 2 between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings will go on sale tomorrow.
"We are extremely pleased with the co-operation of the Gauteng Cricket Board and in particular the assistance received from their CEO - Mr Alan Kourie," Modi said.
"With this amicable resolution, I am glad the fans in Johannesburg will now be able to witness the cricket carnival that is the Season 2009 of the DLF Indian Premier League. The Grand Final will definitely be worthy of being hosted in the bull-ring one of the best cricket stadia in the world," he added.