The IPL Governing Council has accepted a request by the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) to award the two playoff games this season to Pune. These games include the Eliminator and Qualifier 2.
“For the play-off, there was a suggestion that since Rising Pune Supergiant (which is now defunct) was the runners-up last time, we should give first priority to Pune. If the Pune stadium and the wicket is ready, the first priority would be given to Pune, if not, then we will consider Kolkata for the playoffs,” IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said after the GC meeting on Friday (March 16).
The IPL GC also sought a legal opinion on the matter related to the change of Chennai Super Kings’ ownership and its value. “As far as CSK is concerned, we had Justice AP Shah to give his opinion, who was also the Ombudsman in the BCCI, so his opinion has been accepted,” said Shukla.