This IPL will present a different challenge to all the eight franchises as none of them will get to play at their home turf.
In the wake of the Covid-19 situation in the country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India decided to stage the 14th season of the Indian Premier League across six venues namely Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Bengaluru.
And so, in order to keep it a level playing field, none of the teams will get to play on their home turf.
The Chennai Super Kings will play a majority of their 14 league-stage games at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and the Arun Jaitely Stadium in Chennai.
They will play their first five games in Mumbai followed by the next four matches in Delhi.
“We’ll consider Mumbai and Delhi our home venue in absence of home venues this season,” said Ravindra Jadeja in the pre-match interview ahead of CSK’s opener against Delhi Capitals.
Jadeja, meanwhile, will be returning to competitive cricket after a gap of almost four months.
The all-rounder missed a majority of the International season due to the fracture he sustained while batting during India’s tour of Australia.
Jadeja was one of the batting spearheads for CSK last season and he will hope to emulate his exploits in the forthcoming season.
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