IPL 2019: KSCA, RCB to invite 60 army men each for every home gameThe Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Wednesday announced that they would be inviting jawans from the Indian army for each of their seven home games at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in IPL 2019.advertisement Press Trust of India BengaluruMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 23:25 IST M Chinnaswamy Stadium (BCCI Photo)Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) along with Royal Challengers Bangalore and Bharathi Cements will be inviting 60 jawans of Indian Army for each of the seven IPL games at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.The KSCA issued a press release which stated that 20 tickets each will be sponsored by KSCA, RCB and Bharathi Cements for each of the seven home matches of the Virat Kohli-led franchise.”Jawans are the pride of our nation. They are the sentinels of our liberty. The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in collaboration with the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Bharathi Cements have taken the initiative to invite 60 Jawans to witness each of the seven IPL matches being played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium from March 28 to May 4,” KSCA stated.Also Read | IPL 2019: AB de Villiers wants RCB batsmen to step up in home game vs MIAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow M Chinnaswamy StadiumFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Indian ArmyFollow IPL 2019
Eight of the nine IPL franchises have 13 Sri Lankans in their roster. Chennai, home to Super Kings, is scheduled to host 10 IPL matches this season. The IPL chairman said the franchises will also be advised and asked to take a call accordingly.“A new situation has risen and we have to strategise the whole thing. We have to consider the local sentiments but we also have to take care of the security of the Sri Lankan players. The BCCI and the SLC have the best of the relationship,” he said.Street protests have taken place in Tamil Nadu to denounce the Sri Lankan government for the killings of Tamil civilians in the war against the Tamil Tigers in the island country that ended May 2009. “All the matches scheduled to be held in Chennai will go on as scheduled. As far as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is concerned, we have briefed them about the security measures taken by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India),” Shukla told NDTV.“Security and safety of the Sri Lankan players are paramount. But we have to take care of the local sentiments and accordingly will advise the SLC on the security situation,” he said. Shukla, union minister for parliamentary affairs, said that the local administration’s advice cannot be ignored. Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla says Sri Lanka cricket will be briefed on the security situation for the IPL after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said she will not allow Sri Lankan players to play in any matches in Chennai.The Indo Asian News Service said quoted Shukla as saying that IPL matches in Chennai will go ahead as scheduled despite growing unrest in the city over the participation of Sri Lankan cricketers in the cash-rich Twenty20 league. Jayalalithaa had written to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that the state government will permit IPL matches only if the organisers promise that no Sri Lankan players, umpires, officials or support staff will participate. Akila Dananjaya and Nuwan Kulasekara will play for Chennai Super Kings; Jeevan Mendis and Mahela Jayawardene for Delhi Daredevils; Sachithra Senanayake plays for Kolkata Knight Riders; Lasith Malinga is with Mumbai Indians; Ajantha Mendis and Angelo Mathews are in Pune Warriors; Rajasthan Royals have Kusal Janith Perera; Royal Challengers have Muttiah Muralitharan and Tillakaratne Dilshan; and Sunrisers Hyderabad have Kumar Sangakkara and Thisara Perera. Jayawardene will be leading Daredevils while Sangakkara will be in charge of Sunrisers.