IPL semifinals moved to Navi Mumbai after blasts

IPL semifinals moved to Navi Mumbai after blasts

April 18, 2010   11:10 pm

Mumbai, Apr 18 (PTI): Indian Premier League authorities today shifted both the IPL semifinals to Navi Mumbai following yesterday’s twin blasts in Bangalorewhich was the original venue.

 

 

IPL commissioner Lalit Modi today said in a statement that even though the IPL security agency found the blasts of low-intensity, the authorities had no other way but to shift the matches to the DY Patil Stadium, which would also host the April 25 final.

 

 

“While reluctant to relocate the semifinals at such short notice, yesterday’s incidents have made it clear that the current environment in Bangaloreprevents us from continuing with our original plans,” Modi said.

 

 

“The incidents were assessed by local police and the IPL’s security agency as being of a minor nature but they have forced our hand.”

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