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England all rounder Bopara eying IPL glory

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Barbados (West Indies), Mar.24 (ANI): England and Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara is hell bent on becoming a big-hitting sensation in the Indian Premier League, no matter where it is played.

Both England and South Africa want to stage the event, and a decision is expected within 72 hours, The Sun reports.

The Essex all-rounder is to play for Kings XI Punjab for 309,000 pounds, three times his reserve price.

Bopara, 23, said: "The fans love the IPL and it's very important to me. I want to be known as a good Test, Twenty20 and one-day player - just like my heroes, who have been good at all forms."

The tournament runs from April 10 to May 24. (ANI)

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 13:30 [IST]
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