Indian Premier League brings cricket to world
Akon must be a cricket fan.
Perhaps the inspiration for his 2006 hit "Smack That" comes from his affection for smacking a sixer (cricket's version of a home run); after all, the Grammy-nominated R&B star is in Mumbai, India, this week to help usher in the third season of the Indian Premier League.
The six-week cricket tournament, which began Friday, is equal parts Super Bowl, World Cup and March Madness, all tossed on a thali of hype and hoopla.
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