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IPL 2018: Eden Gardens to host play-offs instead of Pune

The Eden Gardens In Kolkata Will Host Two Play-off Matches That Were Originally Set To Be Played In Pune, IPL Governing Council Confirmed On Friday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 04 May 2018, 04:59:50 PM
The Eden Gardens (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host two play-off matches that were originally set to be played in Pune, IPL governing council confirmed on Friday.

The council has confirmed that Kolkata will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on May 23 and 25 respectively, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said.

According to the original fixtures, the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 was to be played in Pune, but the venue became Chennai Super Kings home ground for six games due to security concerns for the Cauvery protests in Tamil Nadu.

The 67,000-seater Eden Gardens emerged as the frontrunner and was given the final nod by the IPL governing council.

We are happy to host the play-off matches and are looking forward to it, Avishek Dalmiya, Joint-Secretary, Cricket Association of Bengal said.

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the Qualifier 1 and the Final on May 22 and 27 respectively.

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First Published : 04 May 2018, 04:59:29 PM

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