News 24 – New Delhi –
The
2019 Indian Premier League will be held in India, the cricket board said
on Tuesday, quelling speculation that the Twenty20 extravaganza could be
held elsewhere owing to a clash with a general election.

Summary

  • New Delhi -The2019 Indian Premier League will be held in India, the cricket board said on Tuesday, quelling speculation that the Twenty20 extravaganza could be held elsewhere owing to a clash with a general election.
  • The money-spinning competition that lasts two months would be held from March 23 with a detailed schedule to be announced later, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said.
  • The announcement comes amid widespread reports that the IPL could be moved out of the country due to security concerns as India is to hold general elections by May.
  • State governments say providing security for the IPL is a challenge at a time when they are preoccupied with election duty in the country of 1.25 billion people.
  • Top international stars, huge pay cheques and Bollywood stars have made the IPL the biggest franchise-based Twenty20 competition in the world.


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