IPL 2018: 2 play-off matches shifted to Kolkata from Pune
The historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host two play-off matches that were originally scheduled in Maharashtra's Pune, Indian Premier League Governing Council confirmed today. It has confirmed that Kolkata will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on May 23 and 25 respectively. Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium will play host to the Qualifier 1 and the Final on May 22 and 27, respectively. Here's more.
Pune was scheduled to host the Eliminator and Qualifier-2
As per the original schedule, Pune was scheduled to host the Eliminator and Qualifier-2 but the venue became CSK's adopted home for six matches owing to security concerns for the Cauvery protests in Tamil Nadu. The 67,000-capacity Eden Gardens emerged as the front-runner and was adequately compensated by the IPL GC. We are happy to host the play-off matches, CAB's joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.