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‘IPL schedule is not related to Lodha Panel’

Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla on Saturday said that the scheduling of the league has not been related to Lodha Pnael recommendations about having a 15-day gap between start of the cash-rich league and India's national calender.

The IPL is scheduled to begin on April 9 this year but if India play the final of the World T20 on April 3, it will be a straightaway violation in case the recommendations are implemented in toto.

"IPL scheduling has nothing to do with Lodha recommendations. We are going ahead with our schedule and everything," Shukla told reporters during the IPL auctions today.

IPL's Chief Operating Officer Ratnakar Shetty said, "I am sure that when we prepare the schedule for the season, there are several factors that are taken into account and the best possible window that are available to BCCI for the IPL is concerned. I am sure we will be able to put across our views to the committee."

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