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The Supreme Court has seconded the Bombay High Court ruling, saying on Wednesday that no IPL 2016 matches will be held in Maharashtra from May 1. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) had approached the highest judicial body of the country, last week, to allow the matches to continue being played in the state.

A total of 13 IPL 2016 matches were scheduled to be hosted in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur from May 1. While the two concerned franchisees -- Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants -- have given their preferred alternate venues, no official confirmation has been made by the IPL governing council as of now.

Only three of the home games scheduled for Kings XI Punjab at Nagpur will be held in Dharamsala.

The Bombay High Court, meanwhile, have allowed the BCCI to hold the match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune on May 1. Pune play their home game against Gujrat Lions just two days prior to the return leg of the IPL 2016 Maharashtra derby.

The IPL 2016 final, also originally scheduled to be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, will now be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.