The Bombay High Court has directed the IPL to be hosted in Pune on May 1. Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians will battle it out at the local MCA Stadium. Also Read - COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Serum Institute Joins Bill Gates Foundation to Produce 100 Million Doses in India, Other Nations at a Price Less Than Rs 250

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There is not enough time for Pune to make alternate arrangements and hence the go ahead has been given. Pune will also be hosting the April 29 clash too. That day will see Pune Supergiants battle Gujarat Lions. Also Read - Pune Containment Zones List: Total Count Now 75; Essential Shops to Operate in 2 Shifts | Read Details

The court meanwhile has expressed its concern over the water crisis in the state of Maharashtra. It has been an ongoing talking point with respect to the IPL this year. Alternate venues have been talked about as the stadiums where the Maharashtra-based teams can find home.477450-ajinkya-rahane-pune

With respect to the issue, the court said, “We are disturbed by the stand taken by the state” and said “Can the state turn a blind eye towards the scarcity of water.” It remains to be seen how the IPL goes on in alternate venues. It also remains to be seen how prepared the alternate venues will be.