“With the state governments playing tough on sparing forces for security, the Indian Premier League was on Sunday shifted to another country amid speculation that England or South Africa (por acaso dois dos principais rivais da Índia…) would be the venue for the second edition of the high-profile event.
“The decision to shift the Twenty20 tournament out of the country was taken at the BCCI’s emergency Working Committee meeting in Mumbai to take a final call on the cash-rich event which had run into rough weather because of security apprehensions. The tournament, which runs from 10 April to 24 May, clashes with the upcoming Indian general election.
“Because of the attitude of the government that they are not ready to spare security forces for the cricket tournament… We are forced to take the decision to move the event out of India,”
“So the Board has decided to take the tournament out of the country. We are in discussion with other Boards who are willing to host the event. I apologise to the people of India for moving the tournament out,” Manohar said.