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Bad news for Chennai fans as IPL final game will be played in Hyderabad

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New Delhi: The final of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on May 12 after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) wasn’t given permission to open stands I, J and K. Chennai will now host Qualifier 1 while Vizag will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2.

 

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While the playoffs are generally hosted in the venues of the winners and runners-up, certain challenges has seen the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) face this issue wherein they had to bring in Vizag in the picture. Qualifier 1 will be played on May 7 in Chennai.

 

IPL final venue shifted to Hyderabad from Chennai will be played on May 12th:

 

Hyderabad was expected to host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2, but due to local elections scheduled on May 6, 10 and 14, that will not be possible as the police will not be in a position to provide the required security and permissions.

 

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Vizag was kept as back-up and will now host the Eliminator on May 8 and Qualifier 2 on May 10. Jaipur will host all the four women’s matches. While the first match on May 6 is clashing with elections, RCA has got the required clearance.

The three women’s teams will be Trailblazers, Supernovas and Velocity.

 

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Maharashtra, Haryana polls on 21st October

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New Delhi: Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday.

Counting of votes in both the states will be held on October 24, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said at a press conference here.

Addressing a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the notification for the elections in the two States would be issued on September 27, the last date for candidates to file nominations would be October 4, the date for scrutiny of nominations would be October 5 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature would be October 7.

“Haryana has 1.82 crore registered voters and Maharashtra has 8.94 crore voters” said Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora.

Chief Election Commissioner also appealed to the political parties to avoid use of plastic in campaigns, as he said, “Election campaigns impose an environmental cost upon us. We appeal to political parties to avoid use of plastic and use only environment-friendly material in their campaigns.”

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