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Ipl 2018
India will not host IPL 7, may be South Africa
The Indian Government has stated that they will be unable to provide security for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to the general elections that is going to be held from April to May. IPL 7, which is scheduled from April 9 to June 3, will be shifted to another venue, possibly South Africa.

The IPL had been shifted to South Africa in 2009 because of similar security concerns posed by general elections and was a huge success. With close ties between Cricket South Africa and BCCI, South Africa seems to be the favourite to host IPL 7. UAE is another alternative.

Now the BCCI has to move partly or the entire seventh edition of the IPL from India to either South Africa or UAE. South Africa's infrastructure and past experience with IPL lands them in the driver's seat.

As reported by nnis, it has been learned that Lok Sabha election is going to held between April-May and due to this security has been tightened up in the country, and amidst election it is hard to provide security to teams and player from the foreign countries. More than 1.20 lakh central paramilitary force personnel, in addition to state police forces, are expected to be deployed for the multi-phased Lok Sabha polls.

Its unfortunate that people of India will not be able to watch IPL matches in Indian grounds, which witnesses huge crowds. But still South Africa is a beautiful country and has some of world's best cricket stadiums with good cricket pitches. The quality will definitely not take a hit. One would hope that the Indian populace residing in South Africa would come out and support the most entertaining format of the Englishman's game.

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