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New Delhi, 29th June 2023 – The Indian Veteran Premier League (IVPL) press conference, held at The Lalit, created a buzz in the cricketing world as the organizers unveiled their plans for an exciting T20 international cricket league. Presented by the Board of Veteran Cricket India (BVCI) and organized by the Indian Power Cricket Academy (IPCA), the IVPL aims to provide a platform exclusively for veterans above the age of 35 to showcase their cricketing skills and relive their passion for the game.

With the motto “Old is Gold,” the IPCA emphasizes the invaluable contributions of experienced players and seeks to reignite their love for cricket. The league is scheduled to take place from 17th November to 28th November 2023 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The press conference witnessed the presence of cricketing legends such as the Universe Boss Chris Gayle, 1983 World Cup champion Madan Lal, and the swinging fast bowler Praveen Kumar. Their presence served as a testament to the significance and excitement surrounding the IVPL.

One of the major announcements during the press conference was the participation of renowned veteran players. Cricketing stalwarts like Virender Sehwag, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lance Klusener, Suresh Raina, Chaminda Vaas, Cameron White, Ravi Bopara, and Thisara Perera are set to join the IVPL tournament, adding further prestige and star power to the league. Their inclusion is sure to draw the attention and admiration of cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

The IVPL will feature six franchises, namely VVIP Ghaziabad, Delhi Warriors, Mumbai Lions, Chhattisgarh Sultan, Rajasthan Legends, and Telangana Tigers. These teams will battle it out in a series of 18 matches, captivating audiences with their skills, camaraderie, and sheer determination. The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun has been chosen as the venue, ensuring a perfect setting for this grand cricketing spectacle.

In a unique twist, the IVPL will also provide an opportunity for Indian domestic players who have yet to showcase their skills on the international stage. This initiative opens doors for budding talents who have been waiting for their moment to shine. It presents a chance for them to rub shoulders with cricketing legends and learn from their invaluable experiences.

The IVPL promises to be a landmark event that celebrates the rich legacy of Indian cricket. It brings together the best of the past and future, blending nostalgia and excitement in a vibrant display of cricketing prowess. The league will not only entertain fans but also inspire generations to come.

With the announcement of the participating legends, the IVPL has already captured the attention and enthusiasm of cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Cricket lovers eagerly await the commencement of this prestigious tournament and the opportunity to witness their beloved heroes take the field once again.

As the countdown begins, the IVPL sets the stage for an unforgettable experience, where legends will reunite, and new heroes will emerge. Brace yourselves for a cricketing extravaganza that will celebrate the undying spirit of the game and remind us all that “Old is Gold.”

The Universe Boss Chris Gayle will be one among the big attractions of the IVPL

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