IPL won't clash with elections

Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 11:59 [IST]
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IPL will cooperate with the government

Mumbai: BCCI today echoed the concerns of union government and decided to reschedule the IPL matches which was scheduled to held on the month of of April and May. New schedule would be announced on Wednesday.

Speaking to NDTV IPL chairman Lalit Modi said that he would comply with the government guidelines and work on the new schedule.

"Post the Election Commission announcing the polling dates yesterday, the Indian Premier League is working on the schedule to ensure that there is no clash of IPL matches with the election dates," he said in a press release.

He further added that there would be no match 24 to 48 hours prior to the polling dates across all the nine match venues in the country.

Earlier in wake of gun-attacks on Sri Lanka team in Lahore, India's Home Minister expressed concern on the security stretch during the LS polls and the Twenty20 league event.

"Security should not be spread thin between elections and IPL. Cricket is safe in India. I'm not concerned over my inability to provide security. I can but it should not be stretched. I don't want my forces to be stretched," Chidambaram said.

Source NDTV

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