Should the IPL be moved because the Indian Government will not provide security guarantees?

Should the IPL be moved because the Indian Government will not provide security guarantees?

Should the IPL be moved because the Indian Government will not provide security guarantees?

Yes because... No because...

Security needs to be Provided

Cricket is an International game and hosting such an event increases the risk of another attack taking place due to the number of people involved. Although India may be perceived in a negative light because they lack security resource to cover both the Elections and the game however, on the other hand it also shows their vulnerability post 26/11 and most recently the attacks on the Sri-Lankan team in Pakistan. They are not in a position to be taking such risks if security is not available.

For more information please see the main article:

1.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/23/world/asia/23india.html?_r=2&ref=world

But hosting an international game increases the risk of terrorist attacks regardless of where the game is held, so changing the location of the game is not going to solve the problem of security.
No country can guarantee they will be able to prevent a terrorist attack - even the US would not be able to do so - we only need to look at the events of September 11th to see this.

Should the IPL be moved because the Indian Government will not provide security guarantees?

Yes because... No because...

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But, USA has not seen an attack since Sept 11th whereas India has been attacked several times hence the public outrage and anger towards their Government on 26/11 for not tightening security. As a result, some politicians had to hand in their resignations because they had be doing their jobs properly. People need to feel safe wherever they go. If those facilities cannot be met then drastic decisions have to be taken such as the games being moved.

Security at Indian airports and at the border has been tightened since the 26th November attacks. Pakistan 'guaranteed' security for the Sri Lankan team and suffered consequentially. India is being honest in saying that She cannot 'guarantee/ensure' the safety of the players but that is not the same as saying she will not try to and/or take security measures.

The point being if(God forbid) something horrible happens to any player from the I.P.L teams as a result of terrorism then the Indian government has washed her hands of the responsibility/accountability for such an event and thus will not suffer the repercussions that Pakistan suffered.

Should the IPL be moved because the Indian Government will not provide security guarantees?

Yes because... No because...

Moving the IPL damages India’s standing as a world player

Are players willing to compromise on their security?
What will happen to India's standing if a player or players is/are attacked(by terrorists or otherwise), when the government itself says that the country isn't safe and gives no guarantees?

If India wants to be globally recognised in Sports and Cricket being at the helm of their Sporting abilities, they should hold the game as planned and not let the past events determine their prospects for future projects such as the Commonwealth Games 2010, to be held in Delhi. Moving the IPL now would make world sport governing bodies think twice about allowing India to host future events for fear of a repeat performance, and this would no doubt damage their position as a serious international sporting player.

For more information, please see the article below,

1) http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/mar/10/trevor-bayliss-sri-lanka-attack

2) http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/2009/03/23/england-hoping-to-be-chosen-to-host-ipl-tournament-115875-21220811

3) http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/mar/10/trevor-bayliss-sri-lanka-attack

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