The Rising Pune Supergiants will play their home games at the MCA stadium  © Getty Images
The Rising Pune Supergiants will play their home games at the MCA stadium © Getty Images

In the ongoing talks of shifting matches from Maharashtra, BCCI have informed the Bombay High Court that it is not feasible to shift matches out of Pune. The BCCI and IPL alike have tried their utmost best to make sure the matches aren’t shifted out of venues in Mumbai and Pune. The Maharashtra state is going through one of it’s worst ever drought period, wherein some places have a lot of shortage of water. Taking the scenario into consideration, the High Court and Supreme Court pulled up IPL for usage of waters on pitches and grounds, when some places are starving for water. The debate has widely discussed among the country, with some ruling in favor of shifting and some against. ALSO READ: IPL 2016: Bombay High Court asks BCCI to shift IPL 9 matches out of Maharashtra due to drought

The venues in question, Wankhede and the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium serves as the home ground to Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants respectively. While the outrage about shifting the matches from these two venues have brought the attention of Supreme Court, the inaugural match was allowed to be held at Wankhede.

The BCCI are trying all the measures to make sure matches aren’t shifted. Earlier, they promised to use the treated sewage waters for the two venue matches. The BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur also reported to SC of a huge loss if the matches are shifted from these two venues. The likes of MS Dhoni also spoke out against shifting, saying it is not the solution to the problem.