IPL is on, working on revised schedule, says Modi (Lead)

March 6th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi Friday cleared any doubts about the holding of the tournament, saying the governing body is working on a revised schedule.
“We want to assure all our fans and sponsors that the IPL is on. There are lot of speculations. There is no question of IPL moving to any other country,” IPL chairman and commissioner Modi told reporters at the Wankhede Stadium here Friday.

Modi, who is also the vice-president of the Indian cricket board, said that the IPL is working on a revised fixture and it will be decided soon. He also said that the IPL will also come up with a security plan next week.

“We are rescheduling the fixture and we are touch with all the state associations. It is a cumbersome process and can’t be done overnight. We will shortly have a new schedule out,” he said.

Modi, however, made it clear that there won’t be any matches on the day of the counting - May 16.

“There won’t be a match in a city also on election day. We are working on it and we have also 14 cities available and we have to shortlist eight from them,” he said.

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