IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab has picked Dharamsala as its second home venue to host three matches next month after the matches were moved out of Nagpur following a Bombay High Court order.
“We are happy to announce that Kings XI Punjab will be playing our three home games in Dharamsala. We are grateful and thankful to the HPCA for their support in helping us make this transition seamless at such short notice,” the franchise said in a statement.
13 IPL matches in Maharashtra were shifted out after Bombay High Court’s order owing to the severe water crisis in the state.
As per the court order, no matches will be held in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur after April 30 due to the drought conditions. However, the May 1 match in Pune between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants will go ahead as scheduled after the BCCI made a plea to the Bombay high court, saying shifting the match on short notice would be difficult due to “logistical” problems.
Because of the order, Mumbai Indians have chosen Jaipur as their ‘home’ venue, while Rising Pune Supergiants have picked Visakhapatnam as an alternate home base.
Bangalore will host the final of the event on May 29.