The venues for the IPL 2015 Playoffs have been announced by the newly-formed Governing Council of the Indian Premier League on Monday in New Delhi.
The Eliminator will be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune on the 20th of May, while Qualifier 2 will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 22nd of May. The Final will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 24th May. The venue for Qualifier 1, scheduled to be played on 19 May, is yet to be announced.
The honorary secretary of the BCCI, Anurag Thakur, said in a media release that it will be announced soon.
In IPL 2014, Qualifier 1 was played at the Eden Gardens, followed by the Eliminator at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Qualifier 2 was played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and the Final was played at M Chinnaswamy Satdium Bengaluru.
There were other decisions also made, with Neeraj Kumar, former commissioner of Delhi police, and Madhusudan Sharma IPS, named as consultants of the ACSU.
"IPL Chairman, Mr. Rajeev Shukla briefed the house on the positive response received on the IPL Fan Parks and the house recommended that BCCI should plan for more venues in the next season," Thakur said in a statement.
"The GC also recognized the momentous occasion of the IPL celebrating its 500th match at Brabourne Stadium (Cricket Club of India, Mumbai) on 3rd May 2015 between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils."
The Governing Council also gave a thumbs-up to Shukla's proposal to provide more help for the Blinf cricket team of India, with the matter now set to be taken up by the working commitee of the BCCI.