IPL in South Africa gets mixed response

CNN-IBN
Mar 26, 2009 at 10:18pm IST

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.

IPL champions Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne 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.

NOT HAPPY: Shane Warne says the tournament won't quite be the same outside India.

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

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

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