Home Ministry concludes meeting on IPL

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/i/ipllogonew1.jpg' class='caption'> Home Minister P Chidambaram had a meeting with the top security personnel on Friday on whether to give a green signal to Indian Premier League's season 2.

Updated: March 13, 2009 08:40 IST
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Home Minister P Chidambaram along with the top security personnel on Friday held a meeting on whether to give a green signal to Indian Premier League season 2, scheduled in April.

The high-profile meeting was attended by the IB chief, the national security advisor and the RAW Chief.

Barring Tamil Nadu, all other states have agreed to host the matches with a rider that at least five to six companies (500-600 personnel) of para-military forces are kept at the disposal of the state police for security related issues, official sources said.

Tamil Nadu has out rightly rejected the proposal to host the matches in the state.

The states had responded to the Home Ministry's reminder asking for their feedback on the revised IPL schedule.

A senior Home Ministry official said the states had expressed the view that the matches could be held peacefully only with the assistance of central security forces.

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