Bollywood minstrels to mark IPL launch in Cape Town

By Fakir Hassen

Cape Town, April 15 (IANS) The streets of South Africa's carnival city will be awash with Bollywood stars in a different off-screen guise joining the famed Cape Minstrel groups on Thursday as the Indian Professional League (IPL) launches its assault here.

An IPL news conference scheduled for Wednesday was postponed to lunchtime Thursday, where IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi will be joined by Bollywood stars to announce "an important addition to the fun and excitement aspects of the event," the IPL said in a statement.

Shortly after the news conference, a major parade through the streets of central Cape Town will begin.

The parade