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Decision on IPL 7 venue will be taken in 3 days’ time: Ranjib Biswal

Bangladesh and UAE have emerged as front-runners for alternate venues for IPL © IANS
Bangladesh and UAE have emerged as front-runners for alternate venues for IPL © IANS

New Delhi: Mar 10, 2014

The Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council chairman and senior BCCI official Ranjib Biswal on Monday said that the BCCI will take some more time before zeroing in on the off-shore venue for the seventh edition of the cash-rich league as discussions are still on with union home ministry.

“We will announce the detailed itinerary of IPL after receiving the clearance from the union home ministry on the issue of security during the matches in India. We are having a series of meetings with home ministry officials and will get a clearer picture in another three days time,” Biswal told PTI.

Biswal, a former national selector and manager of the 2011 World Cup winning team, had earlier stated that the “aim is to accommodate as many matches as possible in India as this is the Indian Premier League”.

While speculations are on about possible off-shore venues with Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates (UAE) emerging as frontrunners. South Africa is also in the reckoning but Biswal refused to divulge any information about the off-shore venues.

“I will only reveal the details once we get the okay from the home ministry. I will not react to the speculations about the possible venues,” the former Odisha captain stated.

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