No opening ceremony for IPL 2019, amount to be donated to families of martyrs


On 14th February a cowardly suicide bombing attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama led to Martyrdom of 42 jawans. The suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar, 20, rammed an SUV loaded with 350 kg of explosives.

In fact, many people in India including cricketer Harbhajan Singh have called for a boycott of Pakistan during the ICC world cup 2019. Now IPL which is the richest league in the world has said that there will be no opening ceremony for this year’s tournament. Instead, the money meant to be spent on the opening ceremony will be donated to the families of martyred CRPF jawans.

The much-awaited 12th edition of IPL will start from 23rd March and the opening match will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challenger Bangalores.

We will not have any inaugural function for the IPL and the money budgeted for that goes to the martyrs’ families,” said Committee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai on Friday.

We’ll write to ICC expressing our concerns about attacks that took place & that security of players, officials & everybody else must be taken care of. We’re telling the cricketing community that in future we must sever ties with nations from where terror emanates,” Vinod Rai said.


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