Hyderabad And Bangalore Are Standby Venues For IPL 2019 Final

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Hyderabad And Bangalore Are Standby Venues For IPL 2019 Final 

Hyderabad And Bangalore Are Standby Venues For IPL 2019 Final
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It seems like problems continue to stretch for Chennai Cricket fanatics. Last year, after a few initial matches, they completely lost hosting IPL matches because of a few political issues. However, this year, all their home games are happening in the state without fail. But, unfortunately, they might miss watching IPL 2019 final and playoffs in their venue. Meanwhile, Hyderabad and Bangalore would get the advantage.

Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium will remain as the stand by venue for the Indian Premier League’s playoff and the final on May 12 if the impasse with regards to three closed stands at the Chepauk is not over. Apart from Hyderabad, Bangalore is also in the scheme of things.

IPL 2019 Final, Hyderabad
Chennai Super Kings (Image Credit: Google)

Three Empty Stands Is An Issue – BCCI Official

The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has not been able to secure fit certificate for three stands I, J and K from the local municipal corporation since 2012. The problem isn’t the latest one but this time, the officials warned the management before the start of the tournament.

Speaking of the same, a senior BCCI official quoted that they would like to have one more word with the TNCA before taking the final. The officials don’t want to take the home advantage for Chennai Super Kings but the three empty stands are a cause of concern.

IPL 2019 Final, Hyderabad
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“We will have discussions with TNCA as we don’t want to deprive CSK their right of playing at home. But three empty stands is an issue. Hyderabad and Bangalore are the two stand by venues for two play-offs, Eliminator and final,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Monday.

In another story, it is learnt that the Committee of Administrators has asked the concerned people to start the process for the Committee of Players’ Association. They are also inviting sponsors for the domestic and International games title sponsorship.

Chennai IPL 2018
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“The Players’ Association is expected to take shape in the next two weeks. The four-member committee has been told to expedite the process,” the official said. It will be a fresh process but PayTm can also bid but just like new bidders.”

It would be interesting to see how things would pan out for Chennai Super Kings. If the venue gets moved from Chennai to Hyderabad or Bangalore, the local team would be disappointed, as they miss the advantage at such a crucial phase of the tournament.

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