New Delhi: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – the organisers Indian Premier League (IPL) – to move all the scheduled matches out of drought-hit Maharashtra after April 30.
The Indian state in Western Ghats has two teams competing in the cash-rich Twenty20 franchise-based tournaments with defending champions Mumbai Indians and newbiews Rising Pune Sunrisers. And the the state was to host as many as 20 matches, including the opening match, in three stadiums in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur.
But with the High Court directive, the state would be able to host six more IPL matches.
Here are the details of the remaining matches:
Match 9: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 16 (Saturday)
Match 14: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 20 (Wednesday)
Match 16: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on April 22 (Friday)
Match 20: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on April 24 (Sunday)
Match 24: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 28 (Thursday)
Match 25: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on April 29 (Friday)