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The workshop will be held for two days © Getty Images (Representation photo)

New Delhi: The Indian Premier League‘s (IPL) two-day franchise workshop from January 13 was on Thursday shifted from Srinagar and Gulmarg to Mumbai owing to the death of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed here. “IPL franchise workshop & meet shifted to Mumbai on13&14 jan from Srinagar & gulmarg because of mufti saheb’s demise,” IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla tweeted. Sayeed, who rose to become the country’s first Muslim Home Minister, died today at AIIMS here after his platelets dropped dangerously. Sayeed, 79, who took charge of the state on March 1 last year heading a PDP-BJP alliance, breathed his last this morning after remaining on ventilator for the past few days.

He was flown from Srinagar in a special plane on December 24 and admitted to the AIIMS where he was diagnosed with sepsis (life threatening complication of an infection) and pneumonia. During hospitalisation his platelets had dropped dangerously, doctors said. He is the second J and K Chief Minister to die in office, the first being Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who died on September 8, 1982. ALSO READ: Cricket Association of Bihar wants BCCI to implement Lodha committee

Meanwhile, it was reported that if the Supreme Court makes Justice RM Lodha committee’s recommendations on BCCI reforms final and binding, the parent cricket body might have to alter the date of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to start on April 9 in 2016. According to one of the recommendations by the Committee, it has been suggested that there should be a 15-day gap between IPL season and national calender. The Indian cricket team will play take part in the ICC World T20, which will be played in the country from March 14 to April 2.