Following the judgement by the Bombay HighCourt, Rising Pune SuperGiants have sent their preference for their new ground, and that is Vishakapatnam. Rajiv Shukla, IPL’s Chairman told this to the media.
It is believed that Raipur was also considered as an option but they went with Vizag. Ranchi, being Dhoni’s hometown must have also made it to the minds of the franchise. But Rajiv Shukla made it clear that BCCI had only given the franchises, only 4 options,Raipur, Visakhapatnam, Kanpur, and Jaipur, to pick their preference.
Bangalore is the front runner to get the finals and one of the qualifiers. Kolkata is likely to get the eliminator and one of the qualifiers.
Now Mumbai Indians will also have to send their preference to the IPL body, and the last date to do that is 17th April.
Earlier Bombay High Court said that no IPL matches should be played in Maharashtra after May 30th, and this meant that the home matches of these teams have to be shifted. There were mixed reactions from the fans over this, who felt that shifting matches to overcome drought is not a solution, and the other segment who welcomed this decision.
Mumbai Indians had a terrific record at home and this might affect their performance as well. Well, let’s see if it really does.