IPL 2014 may clash with elections, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh could host ties

Played between April and May every year, the Indian Premier League 2014 may clash with the general elections. BCCI is mulling the possibility of 'foreign' venues in the sub-continent. In 2009, the IPL was shifted to South Africa after adequate security was not available due to elections.

updated: September 10, 2013 15:55 IST
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General elections in India next year may once again force the Indian Premier League (IPL) out of the country. The 2009 edition of the T20 event organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India was moved to South Africa for similar reasons.

According to a report in the Financial Express, the tournament as a whole or a portion of the matches may be shifted to either Sri Lanka or Bangladesh due to the Lok Sabha polls. The tournament usually spans a couple of months.

Played between April and May each year, BCCI is mulling options in case IPL 2014 coincided with the general elections. The dates of the polls, of course, are yet to be announced.

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