x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Blow to plans for the IPL's schedule

The Indian Premier League suffers a blow after the Home Ministry withheld security clearance for the event.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has suffered a blow after the Home Ministry withheld security clearance for the event. The IPL may have to change fixture dates due to a shortage of central security forces, which will be busy covering the general elections at the same time as some games are to be played. The IPL is scheduled to be held from April 10 to May 24, while the elections for the Indian Parliament's lower house will take place across the country in five different phases between April 16 and May 13.