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Sachin disheartened with IPL shift
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Auckland: Sachin Tendulkar was disappointed with the BCCI's decision to shift the cash-rich Indian Premier League out of the country as it will deny him a chance to play in front of the home crowd.

"It is disappointing that the IPL has been moved out of India. We will certainly miss playing in front of our supporters. It won't be the same," said Tendulkar, who is the captain of Mumbai Indians team.

The BCCI took the surprise decision yesterday after the government told the organisers that it may not be possible to provide adequate security during the 45-day event due to general election in the country.

Tendulkar said it was a great feeling to play the matches in home and away basis in the inaugural edition of the event. "It was a good concept to play home and away matches. This is something that the teams will miss this time around," he said.

However, the Mumbai cricketer said the decision was not unexpected to him as the schedule of IPL was clashing with dates of the general elections. "This was expected. Wherever we play, we hope to have the same fervour that we had had last season," Tendulkar said.

Meanwhile, his Team India colleague Yuvraj Singh, who is also the skipper of Kings XI Punjab, said although he was disheartened he would abide by the decision of the cricket board.

"It is sad that the IPL won't be held in India. But we have to go ahead with it as it is the decision of the Board," Yuvraj said. "As we would be returning home from New Zealand after a long tour, we hope we are allowed to take our families along," he added.
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