IPL final likely in Chennai

The final of the Indian Premier League is likely to be held in Chennai on May 12.

Although the BCCI, on Tuesday, announced the venues for the league phase that concludes on May 5, it did not name the centres that will hold the knock-out games.

However, as per the IPL norms, the defending champion gets to host the inaugural match and the final.

Last season, Mumbai Indians, the holder, did the honours.

As Chennai Super Kings triumphed in the last season, sources in the franchise expressed the hope that the final would come to the city.

“There is a tradition in the IPL and we hope that will be followed,” the source said.

Chennai could also host the second playoff as per the norms. Hyderabad might stage the first playoff and the Eliminator with Sunrisers Hyderabad finishing runner-up last year.


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