Lalit Modi rejects Oz, NZ security concerns

Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi on Saturday rejected safety concerns raised by Players’ Associations of Australia and New Zealand, saying that the IPL is in touch with the respective boards on the security arrangements for the event.

The players’ bodies of both Australia and New Zealand have criticised the IPL for not sharing its security plan for the event with them.

But Modi said the IPL does not even recognise players’ association and is coordinating with the respective boards on security arrangements.

“This is a concern that has been raised by the Players’ Associations and not Cricket Boards. We are in touch with Boards. We don’t recognise Players’ Associations. There is no security concerns from the Boards. Top security would be there at the IPL,” he said.

The security concerns of Australian cricketers emanate from a threat issued by Shiv Sena, which has vowed to stop them from playing in the city.

Sena’s threat has come in the aftermath of the violent attacks on Indians in Australia.

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