IPL Desk in Mumbai 04 April 2014 - 07:10pm IST
RR pleased with Ahmedabad as their home venue for 2014 season
The Shane Watson-led team will play four matches in Ahmedabad
Hosting IPL involves elaborate planning on several fronts, logistics included. It is critical that there is surety on the availability of the match venues, for a tournament of this magnitude. The BCCI has worked with various franchises and stakeholders to get confirmations to host matches in the cities.
The Rajasthan Royals have indicated to the BCCI that they are happy to play their four home matches of the India leg of the 2014 season, at Ahmedabad, to avoid any uncertainty to their home matches. KXIP and CSK will be playing some of their home matches outside Mohali and Chennai respectively, due to the non-availability of their home venue, for a large portion of May 2014.
IPL will continue to look at as many venues as possible to play the tournament in forthcoming seasons.