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IPL 2018: CSK Home Games Shifted to Pune Due to Cauvery Water Dispute

MCA Stadium in Gahunje, Pune (Getty Photos)


New Delhi: The Cauvery water dispute has compelled the BCCI to shift Chennai Tremendous Kings’ remaining house video games to Pune because the state administration expressed incapacity to make sure sufficient safety preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.”The matches needed to be shifted out of Chennai as police had stated that they had been unable to supply safety within the prevailing state of affairs. CSK isn’t averse to shifting base to Pune,” IPL Chairman Rajv Shukla stated.

There have been already calls by varied teams to not host cricket matches in Chennai when the state was dealing with such a grave state of affairs.

Huge protests had been witnessed yesterday forward of the match between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders and an recognized protestor flung a shoe at CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja in the course of the match.

The BCCI had short-listed 4 cities to host matches however finally Pune was finalised since CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is conversant in the situations having performed two seasons with Rising Pune Supergiants.

Shukla had additionally spoken to the Union Residence Secretary on Tuesday, looking for authorities intervention in easy conduct of IPL matches in Chennai.

Committee of Administrator (CoA) chief Vinod Rai had earlier instructed PTI that the prevailing state of affairs has compelled them to discover choices and so they had saved 4 different venues prepared. Aside from Pune, Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, and Rajkot had been chosen as stand-by venues.

Requested why Pune was chosen, an IPL supply stated that captain Dhoni is aware of the situations effectively and logistically it made sense to have Pune as the brand new venue as an alternative of Visakhapatnam.

“There are just a few direct flights obtainable from Vizag. If the group has to journey to Indore, then they needed to attain Indore through Delhi. Pune has higher connectivity, so it was determined that CSK shift base to Pune,” the supply stated.

In the meantime, an official from the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation stated they’re able to host matches.

“We had been in contact with BCCI as effectively franchise officers. We’re ready for the problem because the match is to be hosted in a simply few days,” stated the official who didn’t want to be quoted.
The organisers have a number of days to place preparations in place as CSK play their subsequent house sport on April 20 in opposition to Rajasthan Royals.

IPL’s hottest franchise CSK has made a comeback to the league after serving two-year suspension for its position within the 2013-spot fixing scandal in 2013.



First Revealed: April 11, 2018, 9:59 PM IST



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