BCCI to move IPL final from Chennai to Hyderabad

BCCI to move IPL Final from Chennai to Hyderabad after TNCA failed to get the permission from the Government to open the three closed stands at Chepauk.

While CSK still have a chance to play Qualifier 1 (May 7) at home if they finish among the top two teams in the league, but the Eliminator (May 8) and Qualifier 2 (May 10) has been shifted to Visakhapatnam.

Hyderabad only got the final and not the Eliminator or Qualifier because of the general elections in the Cyber city on May 6, 8 and 10.

The three stands make up for more than 13,000 seats and BCCI would lose crores if they conduct the final here.

The stands have remained closed since 2012 save one international match between India and Pakistan when an exception was made.

“We had to shift the matches from Chennai to Hyderabad after TNCA intimated us that they have not procured the requisite permission to open the three stands I, J and K,” Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai told PTI on Monday.