Cricket Fans – Fasten your seat belts and get ready to soar high with Lufthansa!

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For millions of cricket fans in the US, March Madness is here with not only one, but two back-to-back, action-packed Twenty20 tournaments. In just its third year, IPL has already become one of the biggest sporting events in the world, featuring eight franchises. A thrilling cocktail of action-packed cricket enticingly blended with Bollywood entertainment!

The action kicks off with an exciting season-opener on March 12, 2010, when the IPL 3.0’s Adam Gilchrist’s Deccan Chargers take on King Khan’s Knight Riders led by Saurav Ganguly.  After six weeks of exciting games, the IPL will finish with a grand finale in Mumbai on April 25. Only five days later, action will be shifted to a world stage, with all top cricketing nations assembling in the West Indies for the ICC World Twenty20, 2010. Team India is determined to reclaim the trophy they won in the tournament’s inaugural year when Misbah-ul-Haq scooped the ball to Sreesanth in the last over!  

With all that excitement in store, who wouldn’t want to pad up, knock the bat, shine the ball and jump right into the action?

Lufthansa, the number one European carrier to India, shares your enthusiasm for the exciting games and is inviting you to celebrate this year’s cricket championships by joining the Lufthansa Cricket Craze. Cricket enthusiasts are invited to log on to lufthansa.com/cricket to participate in fantasy cricket tournaments and other exciting games for their chance to win round-trip tickets to India, signed cricket memorabilia and so much more!

Lufthansa has in recent years proven its commitment to the Indian American community by featuring aspects of the Indian way of life in its different promotions. Last seasons’ Lufthansa Movie Nights and Lufthansa Wedding have become famous within the Indian community from coast to coast, and this season’s promotion is even more exciting than ever.

Have you always thought you could pick a better team than franchise owners like Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay Mallya and Shilpa Shetty? Then Lufthansa Fantasy Tournaments are just for you. Play Lufthansa Fantasy IPL 2010 now and test your skills as a fantasy team owner in one of the hottest sporting properties in the world. If your team ranks number one, you will be the lucky winner of round-trip tickets to India! And once you’re done being a franchise owner, you can jump straight into the Lufthansa ICC World Twenty20 Fantasy Tournament, where you can compare the fortune of your all-star team against the national teams.

Want more? Go to lufthansa.com/cricket and play other games, participate in weekly polls and invite friends to join the Lufthansa Cricket Craze. The more involved you are, the more chances you have to win. Don’t be just a spectator, get into the game with Lufthansa!

Visit lufthansa.com/cricket today for all the latest details and to become part of this season’s biggest event!

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