Mumbai Indians opt for Jaipur as their IPL home ground
Defending champions Mumbai Indians have opted for Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh Stadium as their home ground in the 9th edition of Indian Premier League cricket tournament after BCCI decided to shift all matches of the cash-rich league from the drought-hit Maharashtra.
“We had given Mumbai Indians three options --- Jaipur, Kanpur and Raipur. The Mumbai Indians told us that they would like to play their home matches at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur. Accordingly, the IPL and IMG officials will be going to Rajasthan on Monday in order to to speak to the state government,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla told mediapersons, here on Sunday.
The other Maharashtra franchise Pune Supergiants have opted for Visakhapatnam as their home ground.
While Jaipur used to be the home ground of the now suspended Rajasthan Royals, the state cricket association has been under suspension but Shukla had earlier mentioned that suspension of the state association does not mean suspension of the venue.