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Chennai Super Kings’ IPL 2014 home matches likely to be shifted out of Chepauk

The Tamil Nadu Municipal Corporation is yet to give 'NOC' to three stands which they claim were illegally constructed at the M Chidambaram Stadium © IANS (Representational Photo)
The Tamil Nadu Municipal Corporation is yet to give ‘NOC’ to three stands which they claim were illegally constructed at the M Chidambaram Stadium © IANS (Representational Photo)

New Delhi: May 9, 2014

The home matches of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 could be shifted out of the Chepauk stadium as the Tamil Nadu Municipal Corporation is yet to give ‘NOC’ to three stands which they claim were illegally constructed.

CSK had a home match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scheduled on May 18, followed by another match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 22. Apart from that Chepauk would have hosted a Qualifier on May 27 and an Eliminator on May 28.

“We have received an official communication from the franchise and a meeting will be held in Mumbai on Saturday to sort out the venue due to Chepauk’s inability to host the matches,” a top IPL official told PTI on Friday.

It is learnt that at least two of the four matches could be shifted to Ranchi while Eden Gardens could be compensated for losing out on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) versus Mumbai Indians match by getting one of the Eliminator or Qualifier.

On Friday, there was a hearing in the Supreme Court in a case where the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Tamil Nadu Municipal Corporation were two parties. The judge told both the parties to reach an amicable settlement regarding the construction of the three stands and a gymnasium.

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