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IPL to be held outside India

Posted in Entertainment, Infotainment, Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2009 by shivendran

Indian Premiere League board decided to conduct the forthcoming IPL matches in some country other than India.England & South Africa are currently considered.

Indian Premiere League which last year was conducted on a trial basis to introduce League based games in Cricket.The concept divided the players into teams like the club culture in Basketball.The concept was a sensational hit as the cricket lovers loved to watch players from different countries playing together and against each other purely depending on the League they belong to.

IPL team owners included the Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, Ravishing Beauty Preity Zintha, Business Tycoon Vijay Mallya and more.Cricket fans loved the concept and adored the matches.IPL,in particular,was a huge hit financially.With all those ads and promos,lot of people had earned a lump sum of their lifetime including the players.

This year also the IPL board had decided to conduct the matches in various parts of India.Unfortunately,The matches had dates colliding with the General Elections to come ahead.Home Minister of India,Mr.P.Chidambaram had requested a change of schedule for this reason which caused a difference of opinion between him and Lalit Modi,Chairman of IPL.

Following this,the state governments refused to provide necessary security forces for the players and matches.Considering the recent terrorist threats and the importance of the player’s lives,IPL board has decided to move the matches to some other country.Lalit Modi apologised to the people of India for having changed the location and also expressed his displeasure towards the state governments’ lack of cooperation.

The board also ensured that even though the place has been changed there’ll be no change in schedule and arrangements have been made for the fans to watch the cricket matches live which will be┬átubed between 1600 hrs and 2000 hrs IST.

Currently England and South Africa are under consideration and the location will be confirmed in two to three days.