IPL dates to be revised after attack on Sri Lanka
NEW DELHI: Indian government has directed its cricket board to revise the IPL dates in view of security after the attack on Sri Lanka team in Lahore and the IPL commissioner Lalith Modi will announce here today the new schedule.
Following the terrorists attack on Sri Lankan team in Liberty area of Lahore yesterday, the Indian government keeping in view the security concerns has directed the board to revise the schedule of the second edition of the IPL.
India’s interior minister Chidambaram told in a TV interview that due to elections of the Lok Sabha, he had directed to reschedule the IPL because the government did not want to hold IPL matches during the Lok Sabha elections and providing full security to players would be difficult.
The IPL commissioner Lalith Modi said that he is working on the new schedule of the IPL after receiving directives from the government and the revised dates would be announced today.
The second edition of the Indian Premier League was earlier scheduled to be held from April 10 to 24.