Indian board to shift Twenty20 league abroad
Mumbai, March 22, 2009
The Indian cricket board will stage the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament abroad due to security issues, the country's cricket chief said on Sunday.
"Because of the extraordinary situation of the year we have decided to move the event out of India," Shashank Manohar told a news conference after a meeting of the league officials.
"We're having discussions with other boards who have shown their willingness."
The IPL will, however, be played on its original dates between April 10 and May 24. The Indian board had failed to get government clearance for security cover because the tournament clashes with the multi-phase general elections. - Reuters
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