New Delhi: Indian Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said that he was open to discuss security related issues for the hosting of the IPL in the country with the Home Ministry if the concerned authorities approach him with a formal request.
"I have not got any formal communique or request. Formally, I have not been requested. If they request us, we will definitely take it up with the home ministry," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.
Despite the sports ministry having no authority on providing security to IPL matches, Singh commented after he was asked about his opinion as a sports minister on the possibility of the cash-rich T20 tournament being shifted out of India and how it's going to affect cricket in the country.