IPL to adjust schedule for Lok Sabha elections

Updated: 04 March 2009 08:20 IST

In response to Chidambaram's advice to postpone the IPL till LS elections are over, Lalit Modi said the new schedule would be announced on Wednesday

IPL to adjust schedule for Lok Sabha elections
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New Delhi:

In response to Home Minister P Chidambaram's advice to postpone the Indian Premier League till Lok Sabha elections are over, IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday said the reworked schedule would be announced on Wednesday.

"Post the Election Commission announcing the polling dates yesterday, the Indian Premier League is working on the schedule to ensure that there is no clash of IPL matches with the election dates," he said in a press release.

Modi also told NDTV said he would comply with the government guidelines and work on the new schedule.

He further added that there would be no match 24 to 48 hours prior to the polling dates across all the nine match venues in the country.

Earlier in wake of gun-attacks on Sri Lanka team in Lahore, India's Home Minister expressed concern on the security stretch during the LS polls and the Twenty20 league event.

"Security should not be spread thin between elections and IPL. Cricket is safe in India. I'm not concerned over my inability to provide security. I can but it should not be stretched. I don't want my forces to be stretched," Chidambaram said.

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