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The Indian Premier League (IPL) final will be held in Bangalore on June 1 after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined the Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) request to move the match back to the Wankhede Stadium.
“The governing council considered the MCA’s request but decided to stick to the original decision to move the final from Mumbai to Bangalore,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told ESPNcricinfo.
MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal was extremely disappointed by the BCCI and IPL governing council’s decision to keep the final in Bangalore.
“So far, the MCA hasn’t been informed of anything officially,” he said. “But if they (BCCI) have made the decision (to stick to Bangalore), then it’s absolutely disappointing both for the MCA and more importantly for the cricket fans of Mumbai. The MCA had assured the IPL of making all the necessary arrangements well in time for the final.”