Final decision on IPL to be taken on Friday by Home Ministry

March 12th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The final decision on hosting of IPL in April-May will be taken by the Union Home Ministry on Friday, as state governments are willing to host the Twenty20 cricket tournament with the help of paramilitary forces.

All states have agreed to host the matches except Tamil Nadu with a rider that at least five to six companies of paramilitary forces are kept at their disposal for security related issues, sources said.

Tamil Nadu has rejected the proposal to host the matches in the state. The states had responded to the Home Ministry’’s reminder asking for their feedback on the revised IPL schedule.

A senior Home Ministry official said the states had expressed the view that the matches could be held peacefully only with the assistance of central security forces.

The Home Ministry will go through the report before taking a final decision on conduct of the IPL, the official said.

Home Minister P Chidambaram is likely to take a call on Friday after going through the response of all the states. (ANI)

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