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IPL CARAVAN ROLLS OUT IN SA

Sports | | April 17, 2009, 12:18 am
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South African Police provide security at a parade for cricket fans ahead of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket matches to be held over the weekend in Cape Town, South Africa. <i>(Pic: AP Photos</b>

South African Police provide security at a parade for cricket fans ahead of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket matches to be held over the weekend in Cape Town, South Africa. (Pic: AP Photos

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South African Police provide security at a parade in Cape Town<br><br>

IPL caravan rolled out here with the eight teams, and top Bollywood stars, parading through the city marking the beginning of the 43-day Twenty20 razmatazz. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

South African Police provide security at a parade in Cape Town

IPL caravan rolled out here with the eight teams, and top Bollywood stars, parading through the city marking the beginning of the 43-day Twenty20 razmatazz. (Pic: AP Photo)

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The Rajasthan Royals cricket team bus seen during a parade through the streets of Cape Town. <br><br> The eight IPL teams brought the players in colourful tableaux, passing through various points in the city. <i>(Pics: AP Photo)</i>

The Rajasthan Royals cricket team bus seen during a parade through the streets of Cape Town.

The eight IPL teams brought the players in colourful tableaux, passing through various points in the city. (Pics: AP Photo)

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Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty waves on top of the Rajasthan Royals bus.<br><br>The glamour touch was provided by Bollywood team owners Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty. The enthusiastic locals waved at them from either side of the roads. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty waves on top of the Rajasthan Royals bus.

The glamour touch was provided by Bollywood team owners Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty. The enthusiastic locals waved at them from either side of the roads. (Pic: AP Photo)

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Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty waves on top of the Rajasthan Royals bus. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty waves on top of the Rajasthan Royals bus. (Pic: AP Photo)

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The Knight Riders cricket team drives past during the parade. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

The Knight Riders cricket team drives past during the parade. (Pic: AP Photo)

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Owner of the Knight Riders cricket team, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, waves to the crowds.<br><br>Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty will be among those watching all the women attending the Indian Professional League games in South Africa over the next five weeks to find the newest Bollywood starlet. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

Owner of the Knight Riders cricket team, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, waves to the crowds.

Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty will be among those watching all the women attending the Indian Professional League games in South Africa over the next five weeks to find the newest Bollywood starlet. (Pic: AP Photo)

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Performers at the IPL parade in Cape Town. The IPL has also announced an eight-million rand educational project here on Friday. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

Performers at the IPL parade in Cape Town. The IPL has also announced an eight-million rand educational project here on Friday. (Pic: AP Photo)

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Mumbai Indians cricket team members drive past during the parade ahead of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket matches to be held over the weekend in Cape Town. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

Mumbai Indians cricket team members drive past during the parade ahead of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket matches to be held over the weekend in Cape Town. (Pic: AP Photo)

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Delhi Daredevils cricket team members drive past during the parade. <br><br>Delhi Daredevils' Australian recruit David Warner was excited to be a part of the event.

Delhi Daredevils cricket team members drive past during the parade.

Delhi Daredevils' Australian recruit David Warner was excited to be a part of the event.

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Kings Punjab cricket team members drive past during the parade.<br><br>The team is owned by Bollywood actor Preity Zinta. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

Kings Punjab cricket team members drive past during the parade.

The team is owned by Bollywood actor Preity Zinta. (Pic: AP Photo)

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The Chennai Super Kings cricket team drives past during the parade.

The Chennai Super Kings cricket team drives past during the parade.

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Chairman of the Indian Premier League Lalit Modi (R) seen on top of a bus during the parade.<br><br>Modi said one of the most challenging aspects of the league organisation was getting the schedule right.

Chairman of the Indian Premier League Lalit Modi (R) seen on top of a bus during the parade.

Modi said one of the most challenging aspects of the league organisation was getting the schedule right.

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Shah Rukh Khan (L), Preity Zinta (second from L, Chairman of the Indian Premier League Lalit Modi (third L) and  actress Shilpa Shetty (R) stand for a photo at a press conference ahead of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket matches. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

Shah Rukh Khan (L), Preity Zinta (second from L, Chairman of the Indian Premier League Lalit Modi (third L) and actress Shilpa Shetty (R) stand for a photo at a press conference ahead of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket matches. (Pic: AP Photo)

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Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta, stand for a photo after a press conference. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta, stand for a photo after a press conference. (Pic: AP Photo)

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Shah Rukh Khan is the  owner of Kolkata Knight Riders and Preity Zinta is the owner of Punjab Kings XI. <i>(Pic: AP Photo)</i>

Shah Rukh Khan is the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders and Preity Zinta is the owner of Punjab Kings XI. (Pic: AP Photo)