IPL 2016: Mumbai, Pune to play home games in Vizag, final shifted to Bengaluru

Mumbai, Pune to play home games in Vizag, final shifted to Bengaluru 2
The captains of Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians, M.S Dhoni and Rohit Sharma

The hunt for new venues for the Maharashtra based Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants’ home grounds for the season has finally come to an end with the selection of a common venue.

After the Bombay HC ruled to move Indian Premier League (IPL) matches out of the drought-hit Maharashtra, the Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants were on the lookout for new ‘home venues’ for the season.

On Friday, IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla announced that Visakhapatnam has been chosen as the common ground for hosting the remaining home matches of both teams.

In addition, one qualifier and eliminator has been shifted to Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.

The BCCI media release read, “Both the IPL franchises have expressed satisfaction and are keen to embrace Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium as their home ground for the upcoming matches.”

The final, which was originally scheduled to be played at the home ground of the defending champions – Mumbai Indians, has been moved to M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The three matches that were scheduled to be played in Nagpur have been moved to PCA Stadium in Mohali.

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