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Cheerleaders dance to police tunes

The cheerleaders were there but minus ‘skimpy’ dresses. The dances too did not ‘provoke’ Navi Mumbai police. G Mohiuddin Jeddy reports.

cricket Updated: Apr 28, 2008 04:14 IST
G Mohiuddin Jeddy

The cheerleaders were there but minus ‘skimpy’ dresses. The dances too did not ‘provoke’ Navi Mumbai police. The controversy over the cheerleaders at the IPL seemed to have blown over, at least here where the police had issued strict guidelines to prevent ‘vulgarity’ in dances and dresses of the cheerleaders.

Instead of shorts, the cheerleaders, dressed in blue, wore full length trousers and the tops though backless weren’t revealing.

The Navi Mumbai police commissioner had stated that the performance here would be sober and that is what the police seem to have ensured.

Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Ramrao Wagh, said: “We had suggested to the organisers that the cheerleaders should be dressed in a decent manner and their dances too should not be provocative or embarrass the family crowd at the stadium.”

“Our personnel were keeping a tight vigil on the performances. I am glad to say everything went off smoothly. We did not find anything objectionable in the dances or the dresses. They were quite decent and sober,” he added.