South Africa to host the IPL Second season next month

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at an emergency meeting Sunday decided to hold the Twenty20 tournament outside the country after the state governments expressed their inability to provide security to the tournament as it clashes with the general elections.

Tendulkar, who is the captain of the IPL team Mumbai Indians said he is disappointed with IPL being held abroad.

“It is disappointing that IPL has been moved out of India,” Tendulkar said.

“We will miss playing in front of our supporters. It won’t be the same.”
Sachin Tendulkar on Monday said Indian Premier League (IPL) on foreign shores would not have the same feel as it had last year.

South Africa has overtaken England as the preferred venue to host the IPL next month. Lalit Modi, the IPL chairman, was flying to South Africa on Monday night to meet with senior officials of the South African government and an announcement is expected on Tuesday.

Weather turned out to be the principal factor that swayed the BCCI officials, a bulk of whom had been in favour of England until Monday morning when the realisation occurred that rain could seriously affect "as many as 70% of the matches" in the Twenty20 tournament, which runs from April 10 to May 24..more

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rajinz said...

It is disappointing that IPL has been moved out of India