Mumbai: Champions Deccan Chargers will take on Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural match of the third season of the IPL on March 12 2010.
The finals of IPL 3 would be held on April 25, 2010.
There would be four more additional venues for IPL in its third season. The new cities to host IPL matches are Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam, Ahmedabad and Dharamsala. The four additional venues would host matches featuring Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals.
Nagpur would host some matches of Mumbai Indians, Vishakhapatnam of Deccan Chargers, Ahmedabad of Rajasthan Royals and Dharamsala of Kings XI Punjab.
There would be a total 94 games in all with each team playing 18, instead of 14 preliminary phase games. The play-of match for the third place also will be introduced in its third season.