New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab have approached the BCCI president with a request to shift their base from Mohali to Dharamsala and Pune.
According to a report in the Indian Express, the franchise has cited issues with local authorities and poor spectator turnout as reasons behind this request.
"One reason for Kings XI moving away from Mohali is because they are having difficult times with local authorities. Also, the turnout for the IPL has been disappointing. Not too many people turn up. Whereas venues like Dharamsala and Pune have been good for them. They (Kings XI) have requested us and the board will decide later what needs to be done in this regard,” a senior BCCI official told the newspaper.
BCCI is yet to take a call on this matter.
"We can’t commit anything now. What if the two new teams choose Pune and Dharamsala as their venues? We will wait and see. IPL teams do have a choice to choose alternate venue. Delhi had played in Raipur, Chennai played their games in Ranchi. Rajasthan Royals has been playing in alternate venue. So it’s up to the IPL team to decide which venue they will prefer," the official further added.