IPL organisers work hard to change the schedule

With the Indian Premier League being thrown into the jeopardy, the organisers have started the cumbersome process of re-working the dates in a bid to salvage the high profile Twenty20 cricket event starting next month.

The tournament, coinciding with the general elections, has run into the rough weather after the Home Ministry asked the organisers to redraw the schedule as it was not feasible to hold matches under the existing fixtures because of security reasons.

IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi and CEO Sundar Raman, who air-dashed to the capital from Mumbai last night, spent the entire day here having meetings to find a way out of the imbroligo.

“We are working on a new schedule. Hopefully, everything will be sorted out”, IPL Tournament Dhiraj Malhotra said.

But even as frantic discussions were going on, IPL received another jolt with Bangalore Police declining to provide security cover for the Tournament till May 3 and advised the organisers to hold all the matches after May 4.

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