Top Indian players likely for corporate tournament
MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag,Yuvraj Singh and other Indian stars are likely to be part of the BCCI 's inter-corporate tournament, for which the board has announced the participants and venues.
The 12-team tournament will be held in the first week of September, and will involve 50-over-a-side matches, with the winners picking up Rs 1 crore and the runners-up getting Rs 50 lakh.
The teams have been split into four groups of three, and the first phase of the tournament will have a round-robin format, with the top team in each group advancing to the semi-finals. One semi-final will be held in Mohali and the other in Bangalore, which will also host the final on September 8.
League matches to be played between September 1 and 3:
Group A: Indian Revenue, ITC, Air India (Blue). Matches to be held in Mohali.
Group B: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, MRF, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. Matches to be held in Vishakapatnam.
Group C: All-India public sector sports promotion board, Tatas, Indian Oil Corporation. Matches to be held in Dharamsala.
Group D: Air India (Red), India Cements, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Matches to be held in Bangalore.
First semi-final Mohail - September 5
Second semi-final Bangalore - September 6
Final Bangalore - September 8