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Chennai will host IPL 6 matches : BCCI

New Delhi, Mar 26 (): BCCI has confirmed that the IPL 6 matches, scheduled to be played in Chennai, will not be moved out despite threats by Tamil activists to disturb games involving Sri Lankan players.

With only a few days remaining for the cricket matches of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League – IPL 6, the chairman Rajeev Shukla said that the matches were not being moved out of Chennai and they were happy with the present situation. But they are still monitoring the situation and till date they have no news of Sri Lankan players pulling out of the IPL.

Rajeev Shukla expressed satisfaction over the security arrangements in Chennai. With regard to the participation of Lankan players in the sixth season, he said there is no team from Sri Lanka. There are individual players in few teams. And he added they would see how to handle the issue.

Ratnakar Shetty, chief administrative officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Rajeev Shukla said they have not received any communication from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) raising concern over the security of their players in IPL. They added till date they had no news of Sri Lankan players pulling out of IPL and they do not think it will happen as well.

Around 11 Sri Lankan players including Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga and Kumar Sangakkara are part of various IPL franchises. Some of them represent Chennai Super Kings  based in the state where the recent anti-Sri Lankan attacks have happened.

Akila Dananjaya and Nuwan Kulasekara play for Chennai Super Kings.

Jeevan Mendis and Mahela Jayawardene for Delhi Daredevils.

Kolkata Knight Riders has Sachithra Senanayake.

Lasith Malinga is with Mumbai Indians.

Ajantha Mendis and Angelo Mathews are with Pune Warriors.

Rajasthan Royals has Kusal Janith Perera.

Royal Challengers have Muttiah Muralitharan and Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have Kumar Sangakkara and Thisara Perera.

IPL 2013 cricket tournament starts on April 3 and the last match of the tournament will be held on May 26.