"Obviously Indian public would have liked to have IPL matches played in India but due to certain circumstances its difficult I know. I am sure the authorities must have tried but its not workable. You have no other choice,'' said Tendulkar.
Sachin was of the opinion that the IPL organisers will not be able to duplicate the similar atmosphere that the frenzy created last year, anywhere in the world apart from India.
"Yeah its obviously going to be different because in India we used to have home and away matches,'' Tendulkar said.
"Right now looking at the itinerary whether its going to be in South Africa or England everything will be an away game for us. You don't know which is a home or an away game,'' said Tendulkar.