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IPL 7: Tournament may be shifted to South Africa due to elections in India

The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) may be shifted to South Africa thanks to elections being held at the same time in the India.

The IPL Authorities will be meeting Home Ministry officials next week and a final decision on the venue and the exact schedule is expected to be taken in the coming 10 days. The general elections are scheduled to be held in April-May.

“We are considering so many options. We are meeting the Home Ministry officials and the Home Minister (Sushil Kumar Shinde) to know the possible dates on which we can accommodate (the IPL) in India as far as possible, we are keen holding the matches in India. If not, South Africa is the preferred destination. But also the second and third options are open,” IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal said.

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