The stadium features a terrace surrounding the pitch, where spectators can sit. Four stands surround the terrace, accessed via a wide pedestrian concourse, with the gaps between the stands allowing light in and spectators to enjoy the surrounding views. Upper levels include further seating for spectators, a members' pavilion, hospitality boxes, and facilities for broadcasting and press. Parking is provided on surrounding land. Membrane roofs provide shade from the sun. Sahara India Pariwar hosted a grand opening ceremony ahead of their first home match against Kings XI Punjab to inaugurate the new Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on 8th April 2012, Sunday.
Murali Kartik (born September 11, 1976 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India) is a former Indian cricketer who sporadically represented the India national cricket team since 2000. He is a specialist slow left arm orthodox bowler known for his loopy trajectory and ability to spin and bounce, but has found international selection blocked during his prime years by the presence of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. He is also a left-handed batsman, and although he has had some success with the bat at first-class level with 17 half-centuries, he has not been able to repeat this at international level.
... that in 2010, Rajasthan Royals were terminated by the BCCI for a brief period because of violations in terms of agreement, but were allowed to play in the league soon after the Board lost the case in the Supreme Court?
As of 2012, thirty six umpires have officiated at least one Indian Premier League (IPL) match, a professional league for Twenty20 cricket in India. Of these, Billy Doctrove has officiated the most matches, serving as an umpire 44 times, while Shashank Ranade has officiated the fewest, serving in two matches of the 2009 season. As of the 2010 season, an umpire receives a ₹6 crore (US$940,000) salary for officiating during a season. The umpires are sponsored by Kingfisher Airlines whose branding is displayed on their uniforms. The recipient team of the Fly Kingfisher Fair Play Award is also decided by the number of points given by the umpires in the league. The first match of the IPL was umpired by Asad Rauf and Rudi Koertzen, while the most recent match was umpired by Billy Bowden and Simon Taufel. Fifteen of the umpires are of Indian nationality, six are Australian, five are South African and three are from New Zealand. Only four men have served as IPL umpires in both the first season and the latest season, Doctrove, Rauf, Bowden and Aleem Dar; and 14 umpires have served in only one season.