K'taka CM BSY to fight for IPL semis in Bangalore

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K'taka CM BSY to fight for IPL semis in Bangalore
Bangalore, Apr 19: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is unhappy with the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) decision to move the Indian Premier League (IPL) semi-final matches out of Bangalore to Navi Mumbai in the wake of the bomb scare at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The Apr 21 and Apr 22 semi-finals were shifted out of Bangalore following the two blasts near the stadium on Saturday, Apr 17. The scare hit the city ahead of the IPL match betwen Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.

After meeting senior civil and police officials to discuss the security situation in the city, the Chief Minister told the reporters that his government will be holding talks with the IPL organisers and asking them to reverse the decision.

"We had provided full security to the match Saturday and assure that all security measures needed for the semi-finals will be provided," BSY said.

"The government will not allow anyone to disturb peace in Bangalore," he added.

Bangalore city Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari had also expressed unhappiness over the IPL matches being shifted out of the city.

The Commissioners said that the decision was 'unfair' and was taken on 'baseless and false presumption'.

"If they don't revise the decision to shift, I am afraid the BCCI will be committing a serious mistake and will be besmirching the fair name of a secure city like Bangalore," Bidari said.

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