Mumbai: Interim president of Board of Control for Cricket in India Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said the uncertainty over Jaipur's status to host the Indian Premier League games and Rajasthan Royals' willingness to play in Ahmedabad led to the franchise's home ties to be shifted to the Motera Ground in Gujarat.
"What I can say is the BCCI-IPL had sent letters earlier on to all associations asking for their availability in view of the fact that this year the general elections are on. We have scheduled the matches according to the okays that we have received from various associations. And because there was that little bit of uncertainty about Jaipur," Gavaskar told reporters outside the Board's headquarters here. (BCCI-RCA in bitter battle over Royals' Ahmedabad matches)
He explained that some home games of Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab have also been shifted to other cities - Ranchi and Cuttack - respectively. "And not just Jaipur, as you see from the schedule, Chennai and Mohali have also had issues. Therefore, the endeavour has been to make sure that the schedule is not been disrupted," said the former India skipper.