No cheerleaders in IPL 7: BCCI reinforces

Published: Dec 12, 2013, 20:18 IST | PTI |

In an effort to clean up IPL which was rocked by spot fixing controversy in during its sixth edition, the BCCI has reiterated it's decision to ban cheerleaders from the T20 tournament.

There will be no cheerleaders in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the wake of spot-fixing scandal, which rocked the sixth edition of the cash-rich tournament, BCCI Vice-President Ravi Savant said.

The seventh edition of the IPL is scheduled in April-May next year.

Delhi Daredevils cheerleaders
Delhi Daredevils cheerleaders. File Pic

"There will be no cheergirls in the IPL matches," said Savant in Nashik on Wednesday evening. Savant was here to attend the prize distribution ceremony of an inter-university Twenty20 tournament organised by the city-based Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University.

According to Savant, who is also vice-president of the Mumbai Cricket Association, a total of ten changes were recommended by a committee formed by the BCCI after the spot fixing scandal in IPL-6.

The panel, headed by veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya, was asked to suggest steps to prevent incidents like spot fixing in the BCCI-run league. "All the recommendations of the committee have been accepted and will be implemented from IPL-7 onwards," Savant said. 

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