BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel and vice-president Rajeev Shukla had met Shinde and other Home Ministry officials in New Delhi on Wednesday evening.

Shinde's words have left BCCI scrambling to decide the next course of action.

There were reports that some IPL officials are already in talks with Cricket South Africa to hold the IPL matches there.

The second edition of IPL in 2009 was taken to South Africa due to the inability of the Home Ministry to provide security.

Island nation Sri Lanka was also reported to be in line to host IPL 7 matches.

More than 1.20 lakh central paramilitary force personnel, in addition to state police forces, are expected to be deployed for the multi-phased Lok Sabha polls which are likely to be held in April-May.

The sources said that the Home Ministry has started preparing for the massive exercise of mobilizing 1.2 lakh personnel from different paramilitary forces to be deployed for poll duties.


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