IPL 2014: Government agrees for security after Elections for the tournament
According to the sources, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed the BCCI that they have no hesitation if the board wants to hold the matches of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) post the General Elections. However, the MHA has directed the board to speak to the concerned state governments over the security concerns.
The General Elections in India, will conclude on May 16, have coincided with the scheduling of IPL 7, thus it brought shadow over the league going ahead on schedule or the initial part of it moving out of the country.
According to reports on Monday, the MHA agreed a proposal from the BCCI to hold “44 of the 60” matches of IPL 7 within India, with Bangladesh being the favourite to host the first 14 matches of the tournament.
IPL 7 probably begins on April 9 and all franchise owners have been told by the governing council that if the General Elections to be held in phases across the country between April and May which will be coinciding with the IPL, then some part of the IPL has to be taken place outside of the country. Even in 2009, the entire tournament had moved to South Africa due to the Elections.
As the elections will conclude on May 16, the tournament may mostly began in May given that only 16 of the 60 matches to be played in Bangladesh (outside India).
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