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Gilly's ton helps Hyderabad beat Mumbai

April 27, 2008

After their skimpy outfits created a furore among the country's politicians, the Indian Premier League cheerleaders have now "covered up" to ensure that there are no more controversies.

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  • The cheerleaders, dubbed by the politicians as too "wild" for the families who come to watch the IPL matches, were made to change their clothes for the jigs that mark sixers and boundaries during the matches.

    Their skimpy outfits came up for discussion in the Maharashtra Assembly with some members wanting the dances to be banned while West Bengal's Sports Minister Subhas Chakraborty also raised the issue.

    "We don't want to offend anybody. I think it's a small minority view (about them being too wild). But we will take it on board and address what we are wearing. So we have got a new costume to show off," said the head of Deccan Chargers' cheerleading squad.

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