Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Cauvery turmoil forces BCCI to shift CSK home matches to Pune

Cauvery turmoil forces BCCI to shift CSK home matches to Pune

Chennai Super Kings, who are returning in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after a gap of two years, finally got to play in front of their home crowd as they took on Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 5 of IPL 2018.

When given an option CSK wanted to host the remaining six matches in Mumbai.

There were already calls by various groups not to host cricket matches in the city when the State was facing such a grave situation.

A petition has been filed by the Govt. of Maharashtra with the Bombay High Court requesting that the proposed IPL matches in Pune be shifted to some other venue in view of the water crisis.

Cauvery turmoil forces BCCI to shift CSK home matches to Pune
Cauvery turmoil forces BCCI to shift CSK home matches to Pune

"As of now, the alternative venue has not been finalised. CSK is not averse to shifting base to Pune", IPL Governing Council chairman Rajeev Shukla said. Apart from Pune, Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, and Rajkot were selected as stand-by venues.

"We have to keep in mind the prevailing political and security situation in the State". But we have told the CSK franchise to evaluate the current situation and take a final call in this regard. "It will be CSK's decision", Rai, a former Comptroller and Auditor General, said. In the meantime, we can decide upon a substitute venue. Ticketing, marketing, entire logistical movements, in stadia.

Also, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is recovering from a slight side strain and opener Murali Vijay is finding his way back to full fitness after taking a knock in the ribs early during the pre-tournament camp, CSK batting coach Mike Hussey said at a press conference ahead of the KKR game.

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