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Fireworks in Cape Town to Start Cricket

Fireworks in Cape Town to Start Cricket

The Indian Premier League (IPL) was welcomed to the South African shores with dazzling fireworks and sounds of traditional African drummers in a glittering opening ceremony at the Newlands here Saturday.

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

The eight teams lined up in the stadium as IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi declared the tournament open.

Modi thanked the South African government and Cricket South Africa (CSA) for extending all help to host the league in just four weeks after it was moved out of India following a clash of dates with general elections and ensuing security logistics.

"I am proud that we have stretched our wings to a new territory. We are proud that we will leave the legacy behind in addition to the 9 million rands for the education of South African children.

"We have connected the two rainbow countries. I have seen that nothing is impossible in this country. It took just four weeks for us to organise a tournament of this scale. I am grateful to the government and the CSA for all their support," he said.

South African president Kgalema Motlante thanked the IPL for selecting the country for showcasing the world's cricketing talent.

"It shows the world's confidence in South Africa in hosting the IPL, the Confederation Cup and most importantly the 2010 World Cup," he said.

And the Cape Town sky was set ablaze with fireworks to celebrate the cricketing world and all its attention on South Africa

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