The Indian Premier League has helped the growth of the sport in the country in more ways than one. The strength and opportunities it provides for the betterment of the domestic circuit in India is on the show every year at this time and it has only grown in stature over the years.
Though at times it has been marred by controversy, the number of advantages it provides to the sportsmen all across the country is high and this cannot be overlooked in the long term.
With many cities hosting the 8-team tournament, there are many other cities that are missing out on the gung-ho the tournament creates in the grounds. The authorities have taken a big step by instilling fan parks in various cities but the live atmosphere that the fans can enjoy in the ground is hard to replicate.
There are a number of cities with grounds good enough to host the IPL but many have missed out this season. However, with the High Court decision to shift the matches away from Maharashtra, there is every chance that they will host a few games before the end of the tournament.
Here are 5 such international stadiums that have missed out on the tournament this year: