The 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.