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IPL 2018: Two Play-Off Matches Shifted From Pune to Eden Gardens

The historic Eden Gardens will host two play-off matches that were originally scheduled in Pune.

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The historic Eden Gardens will host two play-off matches that were originally scheduled in Pune.
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The historic Eden Gardens will host two play-off matches that were originally scheduled in Pune, Indian Premier League governing council confirmed on Friday, 4 May.

“The GC has confirmed that Kolkata will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on 23 and 25 May respectively,” IPL GC chairman Rajeev Shukla told PTI.

As per the original schedule, Pune was scheduled to host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 but the venue became Chennai Super Kings' adopted home for six matches owing to security concerns for the Cauvery protests in Tamil Nadu.

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The 67,000 capacity Eden Gardens emerged as the frontrunner and was adequately compensated by the IPL GC.

“We are happy to host the play-off matches and are looking forward to it,” Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.

Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium will play host to the Qualifier 1 and the Final on 22 and 27 May respectively.

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