Home > News >

IPl 7 final to stay in Bangalore, despite MCA plea

BCCI sources indicated that though MCA had written to the IPL GC that it would meet all the demands, a written permission from Mumbai police to allow bursting of fire crackers past 10 pm was not provided © IANS
BCCI sources indicated that though MCA had written to the IPL GC that it would meet all the demands, a written permission from Mumbai police to allow bursting of fire crackers past 10 pm was not provided © IANS

Mumbai: May 18, 2014

Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) promise to comply with all the conditions not withstanding, the Indian Premier League’s Governing Council has decided that the June 1 final of the T20 tournament would be held in southern Indian city of Bangalore as announced earlier.

“The GC had a conference call last night and after a lot of deliberation among the members it was unanimously decided to stick to our earlier decision, that is to play the final in Bangalore,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told PTI from Baroda (in Gujarat) Sunday morning.

“One of the main reasons is we don’t have time till Monday (tomorrow) or Tuesday as a lot of preparations are needed to hold it,” said Patel. Other BCCI sources indicated that though MCA had written to the IPL GC that it would meet all the demands, a written permission from Mumbai police to allow bursting of fire crackers past 10 pm was not provided.

MCA secretary Nitin Dalal told PTI that this permission would have been obtained in the coming week. “We had accepted all the demands. (Sharad) Pawar saheb would have got this permission this week,” said Dalal, who said he was not aware of the IPL GC’s decision to keep the final in Bangalore.

Mumbai Indians are to play two home games at Wankhede on May 23 and 25 while Qualifier 2 on May 30 is also scheduled there. The Eliminator game of May 28 is to be held at the nearby Cricket Club of India’s Brabourne Stadium.

MCA had on Thursday said it was even ready to lift the ban on the entry of Bollywood star and Kolkata Knight Riders’ owner Shahrukh Khan into the Wankhede stadium if the final is shifted back, as per the conditions. Shah Rukh was banned from the Wankhede for five years in 2012 following an ugly spat with MCA officials and security personnel. MCA vice president Ravi Savant had said the actor would be allowed into the stadium only for the final and not any other game.

Savant had said that MCA had accepted all the 14 demands put forward by the IPL’s governing council to stage the match. “We had received a letter from IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal, dated May 13, and there were as many as 14 conditions.

We have decided to accept all the conditions because the MCA president (Sharad Pawar) desired that the match should be played in Mumbai only and we hope that our decision will change the heart of the governing council and the match will be played in Mumbai,” Savant had said.

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

More

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 177 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Morgan talks upcoming ODI series and World Cup

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Sri Lanka set 276-run target

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

India tour of England 2014: Visitor’s recent record in overseas ODIs a cause for concern

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

India vs England 2014: Ideal opportunity for Sanju Samson and other youngsters to shine

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe

Angelo Mathews, Mahela Jayawardene helps Sri Lanka to reach a total of 275 runs after early debacle

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Angelo Mathews dismissed

Mahela Jayawardene surpasses Inzamam-Ul-Haq to become 5th highest run-scorer in ODIs

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Mahela Jayawardene departs

Live Cricket Score: India Women vs England Women 2nd ODI match at Scarborough

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014: Younis Khan’s ODI comeback brings hope to Pakistan

India tour of England 2014: India among teams losing three tests in a series after being 1-0 ahead

Stephen Fleming: New Zealand tour to England in 1999 is one of my best moments

India tour of England 2014: Blaming WAGs for India’s poor run is childish

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Ishita surprised Ruhi with her favourite sweets!

Total dengue cases in Odisha rise to 249

Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera: Veera convinced Ranvijay to sing again!

Latest Diabetes Research: Soon, iPhones will measure glucose levels in diabetics

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here