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South Africa welcomes IPL 2 with dazzling lights

Sports | | April 19, 2009, 3:15 am
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) was welcomed to the South African shores with dazzling fireworks. (Text: IANS).

The Indian Premier League (IPL) was welcomed to the South African shores with dazzling fireworks. (Text: IANS).

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A laser show seen during the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, April 18, 2009.

A laser show seen during the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, April 18, 2009.

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The opening ceremony showcased the vibrant culture of South Africa as Zulu dancers took the centrestage with a lively performance.

The opening ceremony showcased the vibrant culture of South Africa as Zulu dancers took the centrestage with a lively performance.

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Performers seen during a game between the Bangalore Royal Challengers Rajasthan Royals at the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, April 18, 2009.<br><br> Lalit Modi assured the IPL fans back home that the tournament will return back next year.

Performers seen during a game between the Bangalore Royal Challengers Rajasthan Royals at the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, April 18, 2009.

Lalit Modi assured the IPL fans back home that the tournament will return back next year.

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) was welcomed to the South African shores with dazzling fireworks.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) was welcomed to the South African shores with dazzling fireworks.

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Performers seen during the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, April 18, 2009.

Performers seen during the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, April 18, 2009.