'Withdrawls unlikely after IPL's security promise'
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
London, Mar 2: It warned of mass withdrawls from the Indian Premier League but the Federation of International Cricketers Association now says such a scenario is unlikely to arise as IPL organisers have given fresh commitments on the security of players.
After the al-Qaeda threat against the event was deemed "not credible" by various security experts, FICA chief Tim May said IPL's new promises would "certainly improve confidence in security".
"This is a significant step forward. The more information you provide the players with, the greater the likelihood that they will attend the event," May told 'BBC Sport'.
After refusing to deal with players' bodies all along, IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said he was ecstatic that "everybody is on the same page about the security arrangements".
"This is very good news for us - I don't think there will be any withdrawals at all.
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