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Monday, August 10, 2009

IPL 2009 T20 to be Held Outside of India

(This entry was originally published on Sunday, March 22nd, 2009)

Indian Premier League (IPL) second season will be relocated from India due to security concern and England and South Africa have emerged as the likely venue for IPL 2009. Member of BCCI working committee held a meeting on Sunday in order to discuss about the deadlock between BCCI and Indian government over the issue of providing security for IPL 2009 tournament. During the meeting, BCCI decided to organize the IPL second season outside India.

All the matches will be held as per the pre-scheduled fixture. The first game of a match day will kick off at 4:00 pm IST (Indian Standard Time), while the second game will take place at 8:00 pm IST. So, Indian cricket fans should not have any problem in enjoying the exciting Twenty20 matches of IPL 2009 on television. A decision on the alternate venue of the tournament would be taken within 2 to 3 days. Now, it seems that the decision taken by BCCI to organize the tournament outside of India would put pressure on Indian government.

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