State govts should assess security for Sachin, Yuvraj: PC

Updated: 04 March 2009 16:27 IST

The government said state governments should periodically assess security of high-value Indian players such as Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh.

State govts should assess security for Sachin, Yuvraj: PC

New Delhi:

In the backdrop of terrorists attacking Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore, government on Wednesday said state governments should periodically assess security of high-value Indian players such as Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh.

"These are (security) being assessed periodically by state police concerned," Home Minister P Chidambaram said in reply to a question about the security of Tendulkar and Yuvraj.

He said state governments should provide security after carrying out periodical assessment of any kind of threats to individuals.

"I have made it clear to state governments that they should periodically assess the threat to any person and provide appropriate security," he told Headlines Today.

On the issue of providing security to Indian Premier League matches, he said," The IPL, to the best of my knowledge, did not consult the Home Ministry nor do they seem to have sounded the Home Ministry so far about providing security. So, when they make a request, we will see."

Asked if IPL should be postponed as its schedule clashes with election dates, the Home Minister said "I have a certain number of paramilitary personnel. I have to make them available. The first claim is obviously elections. Can I also provide central paramilitary forces to secure the matches?"

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