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Mumbai: May 10, 2014
Cricket Club of India (CCI) is “thrilled” to get the chance to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 “Eliminator” match on May 28 and would put up “a great show”, said its president Sevanti Parekh after the T20 league’s Governing Council effected the change on Saturday.
“We will be hosting an IPL game. It’s formal now. There were rumours [we would get one game], but it was hard to predict. We are fully prepared. We are thrilled and will put up a great show,” Parikh told PTI.
The Eliminator was originally scheduled to be held at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium but due to the inability of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) to host a single IPL game this season due to a dispute with the municipal authorities over the use of three stands, a new venue had to be found out and CCI’s Brabourne Stadium fitted the bill.
Brabourne, in fact, had hosted all of Mumbai Indians‘ home games in the IPL 2010 season when the Wankhede Stadium was undergoing renovation for the ICC World Cup 2011.
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