IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils home games could be shifted to Trivandrum

IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils home games could be shifted to Trivandrum

The venue at Trivandrum hosted its first ever international match during the recently concluded T20I series between India and New Zealand.

Greenfield International Stadium Kerala
Greenfield International Stadium. (Photo Source: Kerala Cricket Association)

The impact of the smog on the ongoing Delhi Test between India and Sri Lanka could expand its wings even further. The alarming increase in the pollution levels in Delhi could potentially see the venue lose out on their home games in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Delhi plays the home ground to the Delhi Daredevils. As per the recent reports in the IBTimes, the Delhi Daredevils could see their home matches shifted to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

The venue at Trivandrum recently joined the long list of international cricket venues in India. Much to the liking of the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) and the cricket fans, the venue seemed to have pleased many with the facilities that it had. Also, the proper waste management at the venue was highly appreciated by the fans.

The venue at Trivandrum hosted its first ever international match during the recently concluded T20I series between India and New Zealand. Trivandrum witnessed the rain-curtailed third and the final T20I. Now, the Greenfield International Stadium is one of the top contenders to play the home ground for Delhi Daredevils.

KCA keen to hold talks with BCCI

Delhi has seen some serious ill-effects of smog. The Sri Lankan cricketers struggled big time during the second day of the match. On the penultimate day, Indian pace bowler Mohammad Shami also threw up on the field. Going by the look of things, it is unlikely that the situations would improve soon. Amidst this situation, KCA secretary Jayesh George has expressed his desire to hold talks with the BCCI to shift the venue for the DD team to Trivandrum in the SGM on December 11.

“We, the KCA would only be glad to host the matches here, as we have proved our mettle in organising an international T20 match and that too in a brand new stadium. We will put up our hands, if this option is there if any team asks for our support,” George said, as per IANS.