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April 08, 2009

Cape Town Tourism calls on its members to make the most of IPL

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Photo courtesy SJ Jagadeesh

The DLF Indian Premier League cricket series is coming to the Mother City and Cape Town Tourism thinks it is a fabulous opportunity to market Cape Town and the many wonderful experiences offered by our members!

Cape Town will host eight of the 58 South African-based fixtures of the Indian Premier League series, including the opening match on April 18, 2009. The series of 20/20 cricket matches gets off to a flying start at Newlands Cricket Grounds and Cape Town Tourism intends to welcome the players, guests and visitors in true Cape Town style!

How can you get involved:

  1. If you are interested in accessing the KZN domestic market or high-end luxury travellers from India, please send your packages or specials to info@capetown.travel to be included on our IPL mini-website. Cape Town Tourism has launched a mini-website and will be advertising these special promotions through the IPL, in KZN and through dedicated eMarketing campaigns.
  2. Tickets are priced from R20 to R150 and can be purchased from the Computicket website.  If you manage to get tickets for the opening match, keep your eyes open for Cape Town Tourism and Zakumi. Take a snapshot and submit it to our blog (web@capetown.travel) to stand a chance to win two tickets to the match between the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians on the 27th of April 2009.
  3. Cape Town Tourism will also coordinate a welcome campaign at the Cape Town International Airport, Newlands cricket grounds and relevant major attractions – if you are interested in participating with us please do not hesitate to contact Fatima on 021-4876800 or email her on Fatima@capetown.travel.

 

The following matches will be played at Newlands in Cape Town:

  1. April 18: Opening ceremony followed by Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
  2. April 19: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers; Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab
  3. April 22: Royal Challengers vs Deccan Chargers
  4. April 25: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
  5. April 26: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab
  6. April 27: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

If you are keen to watch some of these fiercely contested matches, or just want to support our South African boys, log on to the Indian Premier League site for full details of all the matches.

Let’s get ready to welcome the IPL and showcase Cape Town to the world!

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