Monday, March 9, 2009

Cops want more space between IPL matches

The Indian Premier League second edition seems to have run into rough weather again. Sources told CNN-IBN on Monday that the police chiefs from eight states have asked for bigger gap between the matches in the revised schedule for the tournament.The matches cannot be held in the current form in April and May when the general elections will also be held.The police chiefs from eight states that have the venues, have written to the Union Home Ministry asking for bigger gaps between the matches.Currently there is no match in 72 hours on either side of the poll dates.Home ministry sources say more than 72 hours are needed for deployment of CISF and CRPF.Also, it is learnt that the Intelligence Bureau is likely to advise against holding the matches in the said period.But IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi says he has got the go ahead from the Ministry and that the new schedule will be out on Tuesday.

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