The second season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was held in 2009 and was marred by controversy due to security concerns in India. As a result, the tournament was moved to South Africa, with matches played across various venues in the country.
Eight teams participated in the tournament, and the format remained the same as the previous season. The Deccan Chargers emerged as the winners of the tournament, defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final by six runs.
Despite being played in a different country, the second season of IPL was still a huge success, drawing large crowds and high TV ratings. The tournament featured some memorable performances, including Adam Gilchrist’s century in the semi-final, which helped the Deccan Chargers secure a spot in the final.
Overall, the second season of IPL proved that the tournament could be successful even when played outside of India. However, the controversy surrounding the tournament’s relocation meant that it was not as well-received as the first season.