Pune has been playing host to Chennai Super Kings’ home matches in IPL 2018(AP)
Pune has been playing host to Chennai Super Kings’ home matches in IPL 2018(AP)

IPL 2018: Two play-off matches shifted to Kolkata from Pune

IPL 2018 Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on May 23 and 25 will now be played in Kolkata instead of Pune
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 03:25 PM IST

The historic Eden Gardens will host two play-off matches that were originally scheduled in Pune, Indian Premier League governing council confirmed on Friday.

“The GC has confirmed that Kolkata will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on May 23 and 25 respectively,” IPL GC chairman Rajeev Shukla told PTI.

As per the original schedule, Pune was scheduled to host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 but the venue became Chennai Super Kings’ adopted home for six matches owing to security concerns for the Cauvery protests in Tamil Nadu.

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The 67,000 capacity Eden Gardens emerged as the frontrunner and was adequately compensated by the IPL GC.

“We are happy to host the play-off matches and are looking forward to it,” Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.

Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium will play host to the Qualifier 1 and the Final on May 22 and 27 respectively.

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