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Ganguly removed as KKR captain, McCullum given charge
Cape Town, April 17 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly has been removed as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the reins handed over to New Zealand's dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum in the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning here Saturday.

Friday, April 17, 2009 12:33:02 PM

Braille ballot to assist visually impaired voters in South Africa
Pretoria, April 17 (IANS) Visually impaired South Africans will now have the opportunity to cast their votes secretly for the first time on a Braille ballot sheet during the general elections next week.

Friday, April 17, 2009 12:03:35 PM

IPL could give S African economy two bn rand boost: Modi
Cape Town, April 16 (IANS) The five-week long Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket series that kicks off here Saturday could give the South African economy a cash injection of up to two billion rands, according to IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:28:19 PM

IPL will become a global brand: Modi
Cape Town, April 16 (IANS) The Indian Premier League will return to India next year, but the long-term vision is to turn it into a global brand, in much the same way as the English Football Premier League, IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi said here Thursday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:27:48 PM

IPL-II caravan rolls out in South Africa
Cape Town, April 16 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (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.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:33:54 PM

Top South African sportsmen lead IPL's marketing drive
Cape Town, April 16 (IANS) Two of South Africa's top sports administrators have been roped in to lead the Indian Premier League's (IPL) aggressive marketing drive as it gears up for the five-week Twenty20 extravaganza starting here Saturday with the first double-header.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:20:59 PM

What it took the IPL II to shift to South Africa
Cape Town, April 16 (IANS) What it took for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to shift its base from India to South Africa in just three weeks:

Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:12:03 PM

IPL a boost for South Africa ahead of FIFA World Cup
Pretoria, April 16 (IANS) With the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicking off Saturday, sports lovers in South Africa are in for a feast of events over the next few months that will also showcase the country's ability to host international sporting events.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:47:03 PM

Key players' absence will hurt Rajasthan Royals (Team Profile)
Cape Town, April 16 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne is conscious of the fact that it would not be easy for his side to repeat last year's sensational feat of winning the Indian Premier League without two key players Sohail Tanveer and Shane Watson in the second edition, starting here Saturday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:46:53 PM

S African IPL a record-breaking logistical exercise: Modi
Cape Town, April 16 (IANS) Setting up the 2009 DLF IPL tournament in South Africa inside three weeks has been a logistical task unparalleled in world sport, IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi said here Thursday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:33:50 PM

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