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Chennai will now host Qualifier 1 while Vizag will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2. While the playoffs are generally hosted in the venues of the winners and runners-up, certain challenges have seen the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) face this issue wherein they had to bring in Vizag in the picture. Qualifier 1 will be played on May 7 in Chennai. Also Read - Amit Shah Wants Cheteshwar Pujara to Score Double Century And Help India Beat England in Pink-Ball Test at Narendra Modi Stadium
Hyderabad was expected to host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2, but due to local elections scheduled on May 6, 10 and 14, that will not be possible as the police will not be in a position to provide the required security and permissions. Also Read - PSL 2021: Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan Return Home For National Duty After Playing Two Matches Each
Vizag was kept as back-up and will now host the Eliminator on May 8 and Qualifier 2 on May 10. Jaipur will host all the four women’s matches. While the first match on May 6 is clashing with elections, RCA has got the required clearance.
The three women’s teams will be Trailblazers, Supernovas, and Velocity.