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Sep 19, 2020

IPL kicks off today

The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament begins in the United Arab Emirates today (19 September).

The glamorous tournament is one of the richest in the world and attracts top players from India and abroad.

Fans pack stadiums across India, including top Bollywood stars and politicians.

But everything will be different this time because of the coronavirus pandemic. The matches will be played in empty stadiums and the usual parties will also not happen.

Even though the event is being hosted outside India, it has not dampened the excitement and talk around the big cricket tournament with fans happy to watch from their homes amid the global pandemic. 

Three times champions Chennai Super Kings take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener today.

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