Thursday, March 5, 2009

Security fears hit India’s IPL

Indian Premier League bosses are battling to try to save their multi-million-dollar tournament, after a government call for it to be postponed for security reasons.

In the wake of Tuesday’s deadly assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan, questions are also being asked about whether the top world players signed up by the IPL will be prepared to play in South Asia.The attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore Tuesday has put a question mark on the participation of overseas players in the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting next month. Australia, New Zealand and England cricketers expressed security concerns, as the IPL would be played at a time when general elections also are to be held in India.

To be in favour of the event , Paul Collingwood intends to feature in this year's Indian Premier League in the aftermath of the Lahore terrorist attack.

England star Collingwood has a contract with Delhi Daredevils and expects to fulfil it, security permitting, despite cricket's latest disruption due to terrorism.

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