Barbados: 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.