Claiming that the Indian Premier League cricket tournament was a shrewd combination of cricket and business, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday lashed out at the BCCI saying remarks by the cricket board over the security issue for IPL were unwarranted.
Chidambaram iterated that cricket in India is totally safe.
“As of today only three states and one union territory — Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Chandigarh, have given their comment in writing,” said Chidambaram in a statement issued on Monday, a day after IPL decided to take the Twenty20 cricket tournament outside the country.
The BCCI had accused the government for pushing them to take decision of shifting the IPL out of the country. President of the BCCI, Shashank Manohar, blamed the governments of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh for the IPL being moved out of India.