No cheerleaders in next IPL

Administrators have promised some hard-hitting changes in IPL-2014.

End of the partyThe spot-fixing scandal which rocked the India Premier League this past season has forced the administrators to make some hard-hitting changes to the tournament. The BCCI has now decided to remove cheerleaders from the upcoming edition of the IPL, which is scheduled to be held in April-May next year.

BCCI vice-president Ravi Savant confirmed the development.

“There will be no cheer girls in the IPL matches,” he said at an inter-university Twenty20 tournament organised by Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University at Nashik on Friday.

Savant, who also holds the position of vice-president of Mumbai Cricket Association, said that a total of 10 changes have been suggested by the panel which BCCI appointed to look into the spot-fixing scandal.

“All the recommendations of the committee have been accepted and will be implemented from IPL 7 onwards,” Savant said. Cheerleaders have been present in all editions of IPL so far, and have courted various controversies over the years.

Ahmedabad: Cheer leaders perform during an IPL-2015 match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians at Sardar Patel Stadium, in Ahmedabad, on April 14, 2015. (Photo: IANS)
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Tue 14 Apr, 2015 11:30 PM IST


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