[caption id="attachment_708528" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Eden_Gardens.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-708528" alt="Eden Gardens, IPL 2018, IPL" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Eden_Gardens.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Eden Gardens Wikimedia Commons[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The historic Eden Gardens will host two play-off matches that were originally scheduled in Pune, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl-2018" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a> governing council confirmed on Friday. The GC has confirmed that Kolkata will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on May 23 and 25 respectively, IPL GC chairman Rajeev Shukla told PTI. <p></p> <p></p>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. <p></p> <p></p>The 67,000 capacity Eden Gardens emerged as the frontrunner and was adequately compensated by the IPL GC. <p></p> <p></p>We are happy to host the play-off matches and are looking forward to it, Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya said. <p></p> <p></p>Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium will play host to the Qualifier 1 and the Final on May 22 and 27 respectively.