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Lahore terror attack not a threat to IPL: Dalmiya

cricket Updated: Mar 03, 2009 22:24 IST

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Former ICC and BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on Tuesday condemned the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore but said there was no threat to the hosting of Indian Premier League matches.

"This is a cowardly act of the highest degree. It is a matter of concern and I strongly condemn it. I pray that the players injured recover fast," Dalmiya, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president, told reporters here.

Recalling his tenure as the Board president when the cricket tour to Pakistan resumed, Dalmiya said, "We had to go by the security agencies report and drop a few venues at that time. I am sure measures will be taken so that the sport is not hit in the long run."

On the second edition of IPL, he said, "The Eden Gardens is 100 per cent secure. Security will be tightened."

Eden Gardens will host the first match in the second edition of IPL on April 11.

Asked whether the 2011 World Cup scheduled in the sub-continent could be a casualty, Dalmiya said, "It may affect the World Cup, nobody knows about it. There's a lot of time to go for the World Cup. We will see how to handle the situation in future."