Eden to host all KKR’s home games

The Kolkata Knight Riders have shelved plans to move matches out of the Eden Gardens,with the franchise deciding against playing a few of their games....

Written by Nadim Siraj | Kolkata | Published: February 11, 2009 2:21:12 am

The Kolkata Knight Riders have shelved plans to move matches out of the Eden Gardens,with the franchise deciding against playing a few of their games in either Cuttack or even Bangladesh.

Over the last few months,while the Jagmohan Dalmiya-led CAB administration had been at loggerheads with the franchise over a payment wrangle,the KKR owners were considering shifting two of Eden’s seven IPL matches to the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. KKR co-owner Jai Mehta had even taken a recce of the Barabati Stadium a couple of months back. Then,a couple of days ago,Juhi Chawla told mediapersons that the franchise was considering Bangladesh as a potential catchment area.

But CAB treasurer Subir Ganguly told The Indian Express that the Knight Riders will play all their home matches at the Eden Gardens as scheduled. “There’s no confusion any more over the venue,Eden will host all the seven home matches. There’s no question of Cuttack or Bangladesh hosting any games as of now,” he said.

The second edition of the IPL gets underway on April 10.

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