Govt yet to respond
The Indian Premier League's (IPL) schedule remains in flux, its chairman Lalit Modi has Wednesday said, with the situation "changing by the minute".
The central government is yet to respond to the re-revised schedule, sent on Tuesday.
That schedule lists no matches for Jaipur and Visakhapatnam (Vizag); Delhi, as already reported, has also been dropped from the roster. "Vizag is out," Modi said. "Jaipur we had scheduled games for, but the home ministry has asked them to be removed because they have issues about providing the para-military forces. It is now between the home ministry and the Rajasthan government. It's the same case with Delhi."
India's Home Minister P Chidambaram briefed the cabinet on the IPL issue in the morning, saying he was looking forward to the states' response in writing to take a decision.
The list includes two matches in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, to be played by Kings XI Punjab. The Himachal state police had written to the state cricket association guaranteeing security arrangements for the two games, scheduled on May 1 and 3.
It also includes seven matches in Ahmedabad (three for Delhi Daredevils and four for Chennai Super Kings) and four in Nagpur -- three for Rajasthan Royals and one for the Daredevils.
Under the tentative schedule the home-and-away format has largely been dispensed with as more venues have been drafted in to overcome the security issues. The four teams to have all seven "home" games are Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, Kolkata Knight Riders and Bangalore Royal Challengers.