IPL Governing Council to meet in Chennai next week

Mumbai: In the midst of the Pepsi Indian Premier League`s on-field action, the T20 event`s governing council, a sub-committee of the Cricket Board, is to meet in Chennai on April 22.

"The IPL governing council is to meet on April 22 at Chennai," BCCI sources told PTI.

It`s not clear what the agenda for the meeting is but one of the items could be the reconfirmation of Chennai as the venue of IPL`s first two play-off games - Qualifier 1 and Eliminator - scheduled on May 21 and 22.

The IPL had decided on March 26 that Chennai would be out of bounds for Sri Lankan players representing various franchises in the cash-rich League because of security considerations.

The release from IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla had stated, "The Governing Council decided that Sri Lankan players will not participate in the Pepsi IPL 2013 League matches in Chennai and will advise the nine franchises accordingly."

Qualifier 2 and the final are scheduled to be played in Kolkata on May 24 and 26 respectively.