Chennai: BCCI has shortlisted 4 cities to host Chennai Super Kings’ house matches after the IPL franchise was informed to contemplate shifting base because of the Cauvery water dispute, which has created an unstable political state of affairs within the state, CoA chief Vinod Rai mentioned.
In response to IPL sources, Visakhapatnam is the front-runner among the many 4 cities, the opposite three being Trivandrum, Pune, and Rajkot.
There have been already calling by numerous teams to not host cricket matches within the metropolis when the state was dealing with such a grave state of affairs.
Huge protests have been witnessed yesterday forth in the match between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders and a recognized protester flung a shoe at CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja in the course of the match.
Committee of Administrator (CoA) Vinod Rai confirmed that the prevailing state of affairs has pressured them to discover choices.
“We’re pondering on the traces of shifting the IPL matches from Chennai. There are 4 different venues that BCCI has saved prepared. They’re Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Pune, and Rajkot. CSK can play their matches at these venues,” Rai informed PTI.
“We’ve to bear in mind the prevailing political and safety state of affairs within the state. However, we’ve got informed the CSK franchise to judge the present state of affairs and take a remaining name in this regard. It is going to be CSK’s choice,” Rai, a former Comptroller, and Auditor Common mentioned.
IPL’s hottest franchise CSK has made a comeback to the League after serving the two-year suspension on expenses of spot-fixing in 2013.
IPL sources say Visakhapatnam is more likely to be picked by the CSK administration on account of logistical causes.
Nonetheless, CSK isn’t enjoying a house match earlier than 20 April and state of affairs might get higher earlier than the conflict in opposition to Rajasthan Royals.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla had additionally spoken to the Union House Secretary on Tuesday, in search of authorities intervention in the easy conduct of IPL matches in Chennai.
In response to experiences, all of the six remaining IPL matches are set to be moved out of Chennai.
The Tamil Nadu capital hosted the CSK-KKR encounter on Tuesday amid large protests throughout the town. Experiences recommend that the native police have expressed their lack of ability to supply ample safety for the remaining matches after CSK officers met them on Wednesday.
Now we will have to see that which city will become the alternative home for the CSK.