Originally Posted by Jono
Yeah sucks that Pakistan won't be playing because their government won't let them go, but the fact that more teams from more nations are involved is great news.
Interesting that Delhi are allowed in for ending up at the top of the points table now, but from next year onwards it will be a play-off between the two losing semi-finalists for the 3rd IPL spot.
I think its better to just give it to the top team. If the top team happens to lose their semi, qualification for the Champions League is a worthy reward for being consistent throughout the league stages.
yeah, if the topper does go through to the final, it can go to the 2nd in the table or 3rd in the table. That way, the league standings do become important.
For instance, had Chennai defeated KKR and Delhi's results been the same, Chennai would have gone through.. I am sure the India Cements guys are going crazy about that...