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IPL in South Africa gets mixed response

IPL in South Africa gets mixed response

Little else in cricket circles these days is getting any attention other than talk of the IPL.

New Delhi: In 23 days time, the dazzling spectacle of the second edition of the Indian Premier League will begin. However, the IPL’s decision to relocate to South Africa has met with pretty mixed response around the world.

Shane Warne, the winning captain of the Rajasthan Royals, for instance, says the tournament won’t quite be the same outside India.

His former Australian team-mate Adam Gilchrist says knowledge of local conditions will be the key.

Elsewhere, teams such as the Bangalore Royal Challengers who have five South African players are hoping the move will work to their advantage.

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Clearly, little else in cricket circles these days is getting any attention other than talk of the IPL.

first published:March 26, 2009, 20:17 IST