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THE BIG IPL PREVIEW | 11 Proteas to set Indian Premier League alight

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Dale Steyn celebrates wicket for the Royal Challengers Bangalore
Dale Steyn celebrates wicket for the Royal Challengers Bangalore
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It's been a long wait for players and fans, but the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to kick off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday.

All 60 IPL games will be played behind-closed-doors at three venues in the UAE - Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly believes that crowds could return to the stands later in the tournament, which ends on 10 November.

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