No IPL in Jaipur and Delhi

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 10:14 [IST]
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Delhi, Jaipur dropped as IPL venues

New Delhi: New Delhi, Jaipur and Visakhapatanam have been dropped as venues in the latest revised schedule for the second edition of the Indian Premier League which is still awaiting the green signal from the Home Ministry.

The revised schedule, which was submitted to the Home Ministry today, has left out these three venues as the respective state governments could not guarantee security because of the general elections, IPL sources said today.

The sources said that the new schedule has taken into consideration the security constraints of all the state governments and has been prepared in such a way that it would not hinder the election process.

"We do not expect any problems now. The Home Ministry will consult the state governments and then get back to us," a top IPL official said.

The multi-million dollar League has run rough weather because of security concerns in view of the general elections and the Home Ministry has already rejected two of their earlier schedules.

The rejection of schedules and the Home Ministry's reluctance to provide paramilitary forces for the event had put a serious question mark on the fate of the high-profile events, slated to begin from April 10.


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