The Govt's warning comes after the ghastly terror attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore.
The Home Ministry says the popular cricket tournament should be postponed so that it doesn't coincide with the elections.
The IPL, however, doesn't want to postpone the tournament.
So, the IPL is now reworking some dates so that play and polling is not held on the same day in any city. But government sources say merely reviewing of dates may not good enough, as the election booths need to sanitised well ahead of polling.
According to the Home Ministry estimates, it needs 75,000 central security personnel for the elections. And given the post-26/11 scenario, it can't pull out personnel from the border.
But how much would be the loss to the IPL if it is cancelled? According to estimates, it could be well over Rs 1000 crore, which will include the following: