IPL officials yet to respond: Bangalore police

Updated: 19 March 2009 09:28 IST

Bangalore Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari said the IPL organisers are still to respond to a suggestion on revising the schedule for the matches.

IPL officials yet to respond: Bangalore police

Bangalore:

Organisers of the Indian Premier League matches are still to respond to a suggestion on revising the schedule for playing the Twenty-20 matches in the city, Bangalore Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari said on Thursday.

"We had written to them that we will be able to provide security on certain dates. But they have not got back to us on the issue," Bidari told the media when asked whether police was in a position to provide security if the IPL matches were rescheduled in the city.

"When we get the list of fresh dates, we will consider it and then decide," Bidari said, adding he would abide by the assurance given to the organisers on providing security on the dates suggested by him.

On March 14, the Commissioner had in a written communication to the Royal Challengers, the local team owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya, had stated that the police were not in a position to provide security for the IPL matches until May three and from May 15 to 18 in view of general elections.

However, police expressed their ability to provide security if the matches were played on May 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 19 and 20.

As per the earlier schedule, the matches were to be played here on April 14, 19, 23, May three, 7, 15 and 19. Union Home Ministry has stated that it would provide security to IPL matches after getting consent from all states.

Topics : Cricket
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