Keeping in view the security lapses during last year's India-Sri Lanka match and incidents of Tamil Tiger racists attacking Lankan cricket lovers in London, the city's Commissionerate Police on Friday assured a foolproof safety plan for players and spectators.
Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Ranjib Biswal said Tuesday that despite the West Indies players cancelling their tour of India mid-way last week, they will play in the cash-rich league next season.
The all-powerful working committee meeting of the BCCI will take place here tomorrow to discuss about deferring the AGM and a longer tenure for Team Director Ravi Shastri, who in all likelihood would be requested to guide India till next year's World Cup.
In an attempt to get back the IPL final on June 1, the Mumbai Cricket Association today agreed to all the terms and conditions laid down by IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswal, including temporarily lifting the ban on superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) finds itself in a catch-22 situation as it may have to allow Kolkata Knight Riders` co-owner Shah Rukh Khan at Wankhede stadium if it wants to host the IPL final on June 1.
The impasse over the shift IPL venue took a new turn after league`s chairman Ranjib Biswal put the ball back in Mumbai Cricket Association`s court by attaching a few riders in order to get the summit clash back from M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Shivlal Yadav will be visiting the BCCI headquarters here on friday, the first time after being appointed as interim Presidents for IPL-related and non-IPL-related functions, respectively.
Some BCCI members have demanded the convening of a Special General Meeting of the Board to take stock of the situation in the wake of Supreme Court`s order replacing N Srinivasan by interim President Sunil Gavaskar to look after IPL 7 affairs.
BCCI`s Interim President Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday met IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal who briefed the former Indian captain on "various aspects" related to the upcoming seventh edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 league.
The IPL governing council chairman and senior BCCI official Ranjib Biswal today said that the BCCI will take some more time before zeroing in on the off-shore venue for the seventh edition of the cash-rich league as discussions are still on with union home ministry.
The BCCI on Friday said that it has begun taking steps to make the IPL corruption-free, including education of players and franchises on how to avoid mixing up with certain people during matches in the seventh edition of the cash-rich T20 event.
With the government making it clear that it will not be able to provide adequate security for IPL 7, the BCCI has started talking to cricket boards of other countries for possible venues of the cash-rich tournament, tournament chairman Ranjib Biswal said on Friday.
It is safe to presume that the seventh edition of Indian Premier League will be held in South Africa. Like the second edition, this time too, the super-rich cricket league will coincide with India`s General Election.