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Cricket: UAE to host first stage of 2014 IPL season, say organisers

Published on Mar 12, 2014 6:09 PM

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - The United Arab Emirates will host the first leg of this year's Indian Premier League cricket (IPL), the organisers said on Wednesday.

The lucrative Twenty20 tournament this year clashes with the parliamentary election in the world's biggest democracy.

A staggering 814 million Indians will be eligible to vote from April 7 in what would be the biggest election the world has ever seen.

Voting will be held in nine stages, staggered until May 12, and results are due to be announced on May 16.

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