MCA asks BCCI to stage two IPL playoff games in Pune


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 RPS were last IPL's runners-up and their home venue was Pune.

RPS ended up last IPL’s runners-up and their house location was Pune. © BCCI

The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) has requested the Board of Regulate for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allot two playoffs in the forthcoming version of the IPL to Pune, on the grounds that the now defunct Growing Pune Supergiant (RPS), which attained the IPL-10 remaining, was dependent out of Pune.

In a letter (a copy of which is with TOI) to IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, which has also been marked to the Supreme Courtroom-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), CEO Rahul Johri, IPL COO Hemang Amin, and the office-bearers on Monday, MCA president Abhay Apte has claimed that “For the previous many decades, we are observing a exercise, which has develop into an unwritten rule of taking part in the very first, and qualifier a single as nicely as the remaining (of the IPL) at the location of last year’s champions and taking part in the eliminator and qualifier 2 matches at the location of the runners-up team. RPS ended up last IPL’s runners-up and their house location was Pune.

“As these types of, Pune’s MCA Stadium in Gahunje (which was RPS’ house location) must be the rational decision to stage the eliminator and qualifier 2 matches. Just due to the fact there’s no ‘Pune team’ this year, we can’t transform record and report that this was the location of the runners-up team of IPL10. Holding matches at Pune will also be an honour and do justice to the admirer base of the IPL which has been established at Pune.”

The letter even further provides: “Last year, the very same location had staged a few intercontinental matches and eight IPL games. The stadium is healthy and ready to host the IPL as nicely as intercontinental matches at any level in time.”

Matches probably to keep at 4 and 8pm

In the meantime, the IPL GC is probably to consider a remaining conclusion relating to the timing of the IPL-11 matches in its assembly. There was a proposal from the telecasters‘ (Star Sporting activities) to reschedule the timing of the matches on the weekend to 5.30pm and 7pm, but in accordance to resources, the league is probably to stick to the present timings of 4 and 8 pm.


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