Postpone IPL till Lok Sabha elections are over: Chidambaram

Updated: 03 March 2009 12:19 IST

India's Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that IPL should be postponed until the General Elections are over.

New Delhi:

India's Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that IPL should be postponed until the General Elections are over.

The minster thinks that sharing security between polls and IPL is a matter of concern and has asked the Union Home Secretary to discuss new possible dates with the IPL organisers.

The Twenty20 cricket extravaganza is due to start from April 10, while the LS elections are from April 16.

Commenting on the Lahore attack, the minister told NDTV group editor Barkha Dutt that it came as a result of Pakistan's policy on terror.

"We are concerned it could spill over to India," he added.

He also expressed shock over the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan.

"We condemn the incident. We are sorry for the Sri Lankan team. We hope that the players, I read two three names - Samarveera, Mendis, I hope they are safe and will recover. We are shocked by that incident," he said in New Delhi.

(With PTI inputs)

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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