Thiruvananthapuram: With Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery river water sharing row with Karnataka hotting up, a couple of IPL matches of the current season, which acquired underway on Saturday, is likely to be held in Kerala.The matches that might be held in Kerala embody these involving Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) — to be held in Chennai and Bengaluru.
Kerala Cricket Affiliation Jayesh George instructed the media on Sunday that talks for these adjustments have already begun.
“Final night time, CSK CEO Ok.S. Viswanathan spoke to me about this and immediately prime officers of the BCCI and IPL, together with Amitabh Choudhary and Rajeev Shukla, additionally talked to me.
“We’ve expressed our willingness to stage IPL matches in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. We are going to hear from them within the subsequent few days,” he stated.
The state-of-the-art Greenfield Stadium right here might be the more than likely venue if Kerala is allotted any of the IPL matches because the Kochi venue which was the house floor of the Kochi Tuskers in 2011 may take some time earlier than it might be match-ready.
Aside from the superb services on the Greenfield Stadium, which final 12 months staged the India vs New Zealand T20, one more reason it might be the selection is that Thiruvananthapuram might be reached by street in lower than eight hours from Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu has been witnessing protests over the Central authorities’s failure to arrange a Cauvery Administration Board after the Supreme Court docket lowered its share of Cauvery water whereas Karnataka’s share was elevated.
First Printed: April 8, 2018, 6:06 PM IST