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IPL Play-Offs to be shifted from Pune; Kolkata, Rajkot in fray

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BCCI is likely to shift the two play-off matches of the scheduled in on May 23 and 25 to alternative venues as the Maharashtra Association Stadium is set to host six home matches of Super Kings.

As of now, and are the two venues that have emerged as frontrunners to host these matches.

It is learnt that the Governing Council wants to follow the policy of fair distribution of matches across all the venues.

Once was awarded six CSK matches, it was decided that to maintain fairness, BCCI will opt for other venues giving them a chance to host marquee matches like the Eliminator on May 23 and on May 25.

"As of now, the alternative venue has not been finalised. It will be either or that will get to host the two Play-Offs. Former BCCI is keen on getting a couple of marquee matches. It will be decided soon," a told on conditions of anonymity.

When was asked about the shift of play-off games, he said: "Till now, we have not got any official communication from the governing council. There is nothing to be upset about if the Play-Off is shifted elsewhere. All the units work under the aegis of BCCI. We are one team. We got CSK matches as there were problems in "

also spoke on the same vein.

"We would not want to take away anyone's allocated matches but given an opportunity, we are always ready," Dalmiya said.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 21:25 IST