Top Indian players likely for corporate tournament

Yuvraj Singh is congratulated by Mahendra Singh Dhoni on reaching his hundred AFP

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