IPL 2018: Eliminator and Qualifier 2 shifted to Kolkata's Eden Gardens from Pune

The historic Eden Gardens will host two playoff matches that were originally scheduled in Pune, the Indian Premier League Governing Council confirmed.

PTI, May 04, 2018 15:33:50 IST

Kolkata: The historic Eden Gardens will host two playoff matches that were originally scheduled in Pune, the Indian Premier League Governing Council confirmed on Friday.

"The GC has confirmed that Kolkata will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on 23 and 25 May respectively," IPL GC chairman Rajeev Shukla told PTI.

As per the original schedule, Pune was scheduled to host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 but the venue became Chennai Super Kings' adopted home for six matches owing to security concerns for the Cauvery protests in Tamil Nadu.

Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host Eliminator and Qualifier 2 of IPL 2018. AFP

Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host Eliminator and Qualifier 2 of IPL 2018. AFP

The 67,000 capacity Eden Gardens emerged as the frontrunner and was adequately compensated by the IPL GC.

"We are happy to host the play-off matches and are looking forward to it," Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.

Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium will play host to the Qualifier 1 and the Final on 22 and 27 May respectively.

Updated Date: May 04, 2018 15:36:46 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254