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IPL: CSK home matches shifted to Pune

IANS  |  Chennai 

With matches facing protests from Tamil groups, the has decided to shift the remaining home matches of Super Kings (CSK) to

CSK, who have made a comeback to the cash-rich after serving a two-year ban, will now play their six remaining home matches at the Maharashtra Association Stadium in Pune, the said in a statement on Thursday.

The city will thus witness no more action this season.

The decision comes in wake of protests from Tamil groups, demanding that no match should take place in the city until the (CMB) is set up.

As the police also expressed their inability to provide adequate security for the remaining matches of CSK, the Board of Control for in India (BCCI) decided to shift the matches late on Wednesday.

According to IPL officials, the BCCI had earlier shortlisted four cities to host CSK's home matches -- Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, and

While the venue shifts, the date of the remaining six matches remains the same.

chief coach has expressed his disappointment on the move.

"Sad to be leaving today. Great to be back and again experience the love and passion the fans have for and CSK," the former wrote on

"I trust a 'peaceful' resolution is found soon for the problems at hand. Thanks to everyone for making the team so welcome," Fleming added.

The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side will face Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on April 15.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 15:46 IST