Karnataka CM assures security to Sri Lankan cricketers

Even as concerns are being raised over security threat to Sri Lankan cricketers when playing in Chennai during forth coming IPL matches, the Karnataka government has talked tough that it would provide all necessary security measures for the players while playing Bangalore.

“May it be IPL or any other event in the state, the government and police are committed to give security for Sri Lankan cricketers. The government will act tough on the people trying to disturb law and order in this regard. Sports should be kept out of politics,” chief minister Jagadish Shettar told TOI.

The Sri Lankan Cricket Players’ Association ( SLCPA) has written to the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association to assess the safety of its players during the sixth edition of the IPL, starting April 3.

The safety concerns have been raised following the attacks against Sri Lankan nationals in Tamil Nadu. IPL commissioner Rajiv Shukla has said there is no team from Sri Lanka and are only individuals in few teams. “We will see how to deal with it,” he said. (Times of India)