Maharashtra Government demands five battalions for IPL security

Maharashtra Government has asked the Centre to send five battalions to ensure security of cricket players during the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

“We have demanded five battalions to ensure security of the cricketers during IPL matches, in the backdrop of terror attack on Sri Lanka players in Lahore,” state Home Minister Jayant Patil said on Friday.

Patil assured that adequate security would be provided to the players during matches.

The cloud of uncertainty over the high-profile IPL lifted today when T20 League Chairman Lalit Modi declared that it would be held in the country with modifications in the schedule.

Doubts were raised over the second edition of the tournament in the wake of the deadly terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore and the general elections which coincide with the league that starts April 10.

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