No cheerleaders in Indian Premier League 7: Ravi Savant

Nashik: There will be no cheerleaders in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the wake of spot-fixing scandal, which rocked the sixth edition of the cash-rich tournament, BCCI Vice-President Ravi Savant said.

The seventh edition of the IPL is scheduled in April-May next year.

"There will be no cheer girls in the IPL matches," said Savant here last evening.

Savant was here to attend the prize distribution ceremony of an inter-university Twenty20 tournament organised by the city-based Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University.

According to Savant, who is also vice-president of the Mumbai Cricket Association, a total of ten changes were recommended by a committee formed by the BCCI after the spot fixing scandal in IPL-6.

The panel, headed by veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya, was asked to suggest steps to prevent incidents like spot fixing in the BCCI-run league.

"All the recommendations of the committee have been accepted and will be implemented from IPL-7 onwards," Savant said.