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IPL 2019 Opening Ceremony Cancelled, Money To Be Donated To Families Of Pulwama Martyrs

The IPL opening ceremony this year after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) met in New Delhi on Friday afternoon and have decided to send a letter to the International Cricket Council raising concerns about the security of the players at the 2019 World Cup.

They decided to allocate the money set aside for it to the families of the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack.

After an hour long meeting over the letter to be sent to ICC, CoA chairman Vinod Rai said, “We have mentioned in the letter about our concerns after the Pulwama terrorist attack”.

As a mark of respect to the slain CRPF men, it has been decided to scrap the ceremony for the event’s 12th edition beginning March 23.

“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.

The CoA decided that India will not be playing against Pakistan in the 2010 World Cup in England. They even said they will urge other nations to cut cultural as well as social ties with a nation rightly called as ‘terrorist hub’.

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