In a meeting between IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla and representatives of the Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians, it was decided to allot IPL's final and the first Qualifier to Bengaluru.
     
The second Qualifier and the Eliminator, on the other hand, have been proposed to be moved to Kolkata to implement the Bombay High Court's order that asked the BCCI to shift all the IPL matches after April 30 from Maharashtra due to the acute water crisis in the state.
     
In today's meeting, the two affected franchises were asked to pick from Raipur, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam and Kanpur as their alternate home base. While Pune opted for Visakhapatnam, Mumbai Indians sought two days' time to choose their new base.
     
"We will propose before the Governing Council that Final and Qualifier 1 be shifted to Bengaluru, while Qualifier 2 and Eliminator to Kolkata," Shukla told reporters after the meeting.

"After speaking to the franchises, we have given them four options: Raipur, Jaipur, Kanpur and Visakhapatnam. Mumbai Indians have asked for time till day after tomorrow (to give their preference)," he added.
     
"Pune has given Visakhapatnam as its preference. We will put the proposal of Pune team before the Governing Council."

The logistical crisis was triggered despite the BCCI assurance to the High Court that IPL franchises of Mumbai and Pune had agreed to contribute Rs five crore each to CM's drought relief fund.

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