Indian Premier League will not move out of India despite security fears raised by the players’ associations of England, Australia and South Africa, IPL commissioner Lalit Modi insisted.
Modi rejected any move to shift the IPL to another country after an independent report complied by ECB security advisor Reg Dickason claimed that safety of cricketers cannot be guaranteed during the cash-awash Twenty20 tournament.
“We are going to have the tournament in India. I can’t see any reason why we should move it at this point in time.
The media is reacting to every fringe group saying security is a problem,” Modi told ‘BBC Sport’.
Despite Modi’s assurances on security, Australian players have not yet committed their participation in the IPL III until the issues raised in the report are addressed.