The Bombay High Court have given their nod to BCCI to host the second leg of the Maharastra derby between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Earlier, the high court had ordered BCCI to move all the IPL matches out of the drought-hit state after April 30.
Justices VM Kanade and MS Karnik granted the permission after looking into the appeal made by BCCI General Manager Ratnakar Shetty to allow them to host the match between Supergiants and Mumbai Indians in Pune.
Shetty wrote in his appeal to the Bombay High Court that the board will not be able to move the match that is scheduled to be held on May 1 in one day as the home side will be playing against the Gujarat Lions on April 29 at the same venue.
The Bombay High Court division bench, after listening to the appeal, stated that this can be referred to as an "exception," thus they allowed BCCI to host this match.
BCCI have made arrangements accordingly. They have moved out 13 matches, including the two qualifiers and the final as well. The final will now be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Rising Pune Supergiants have chosen Vishakapatnam as their new home after May 1 and Mumbai Indians will be playing their home matches at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.