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.

Chennai Super Kings cheerleaders during match 37 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League Season 2014 between the Chennai Superkings and the Rajasthan Royals held at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium, ... more 
Chennai Super Kings cheerleaders during match 37 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League Season 2014 between the Chennai Superkings and the Rajasthan Royals held at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranch, India on the 13th May 2014. Photo by Arjun Panwar / IPL / SPORTZPICS less 
1 / 30
Yahoo Cricket | Photo by BCCI
Wed 28 May, 2014 5:30 PM IST

Matches