IPL to be played in South Africa
An Indian television station reports that the Indian Premier League twenty20 cricket tournament will be played in South Africa from April 17.England and South Africa were the two candidates to host the lucrative event. The tournament is being moved for security reasons because it clashes with general elections in India.
New Delhi Television says IPL organizers have agreed to play the tournament in South Africa, but pushed back the starting date by a week.
IPL chairman Lalit Modi met with Cricket South Africa chief executive GeraldMajola on Tuesday in Johannesburg. A news conference is scheduled to be held later Tuesday.