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Karnataka says no to IPL till May 4

The Karnataka Government has refused to provide security for the IPL matches till the Lok Sabha elections. The ministry said proper security arrangements can be done only after May 4 citing lack of security forces and committment to the neighbouring states' as reasons for not deploying the forces.

cricket Updated: Mar 14, 2009 18:12 IST

Karnataka governmenet has denied security arrangement to IPL till the elections are over and can only provide security after May 4. Citing lack of security forces and committment to the neighbouring states' as reasons for not deploying the forces.

Bangalore was supposed to hold the IPL match against Kolkata's Knight Riders on April 18. The state Home Ministry has written to Bangalore Royal Challengers about the same.

IPL chief Lalit Modi is yet to respond to Karnataka's decision.