Two IPL league matches shifted from D Y Patil to Wankhede

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Mumbai, May 4 (UNI) Two matches of the DLF Indian Premier League which were supposed to be held at the D Y Patil stadium in Nerul, Navi Mumbai on May 14 and 16 have been shifted to the Wankhede stadium in South Mumbai.

The Mumbai franchise owners (Reliance Industries) want them to be shifted and the D Y Patil authorities do not have any objections, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced here today.

Mumbai Indians, the team representing the home team franchise owners, are to play against Chennai Super Kings on May 14 and then clash with Kolkata Knight Riders on May 16.

Chennai Super Kings is owned by India Cements while the Kolkata franchise belongs to Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan's Red Chllies Entertainment.

The change has supposedly been made since the franchise team were not happy with the long commute to D Y Patil Stadium from their hotel in central Mumbai.

The long commute (around 50 kms both ways), the lack of privacy in the dressing room and the location of the players' dining room far away from the dressing room are not to the liking of the team, it was stated as some of the reasons for the change in the venue.


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