The DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association) has asked the BCCI to consider Delhi as an option to host the IPL 2016 play-off games. Two of the knockout games of the competition are scheduled to take place in Pune on May 25 and May 27, respectively.
The Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, asked the Indian cricket board to shift the matches out of Maharashtra after April 30. Around 13 matches need an alternate venue now and the BCCI has just a few days to come up with a plan B.
IPL's Delhi franchisee Delhi Daredevils play their matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla and the DDCA has now approached the BCCI with the offer to host the two matches. "I on behalf of DDCA offer that our association is ready to host playoffs matches of IPL," DDCA vice-president CK Khanna wass quoted by Press Trust of India, as writing in a letter to IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla.
"We assure you our best of co-operation to BCCI/IPL for the said matches if they are shifted and allotted to us," Khanna added in his statement.
The final match of IPL 2016, originally scheduled to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, needs an alternate venue. Earlier on the day, reports came in that the CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) have expressed their interest to host the IPL 2016 final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The final of the ICC World T20 2016 also took place at the venue.
The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is also another option.