New Delhi, Mar. 6 (ANI): Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has rejected reports that the IPL 2009 is moving out of the country if the government doesn't provide enough security.
"Reports of moving venues out of India are rubbish. IPL is a domestic tournament and will stay so," said Modi.
Various media reports had claimed that the UAE and some Western countries are ready to host the cash-rich Twenty20 event, and that Modi was threatening the government about the possibility of moving it overseas.
Modi will hold a meeting with IPL board members on Friday to hear their concerns after six of the eight states said they couldn't guarantee security during the matches.
Due to date clashes, the IPL organizers have sent a fresh schedule to the Home Ministry.
According to the new schedule, the first match is slated for April 10, and the last for May 24.
To ensure that host cities are not allotted matches two days before and after polling days, dates of five games have been changed under the revised schedule.
The Home Ministry is expected to respond next week.
The terror attack on the Sri Lankan team on Tuesday in Lahore has also left the IPL organizers concerned about the security of players. (ANI)