FICA chief May warns of mass IPL withdrawals

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Sydney, Feb.28 (ANI): Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) chief Tim May has warned of mass withdrawals from next month's Indian Premier League (IPL) because of security fears.

"If the security situation does not improve, there could be mass withdrawals," May told the BBC.

"There are just 13 days before the start of the tournament and security arrangements have still not been agreed. We would love to tell the players it is okay for them to go," he added.

"But we can't give that assurance at the moment, because no one will say definitively that the security plan will be implemented at each of the venues," he said.

Things appear more positive though from an Australian viewpoint, following a briefing Cricket Australia organised for the players at their team hotel in Christchurch on Saturday. (ANI)

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