The first qualifier and eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was on Saturday shifted to Delhi from Chennai, putting an end to the uncertainty over the venue for the crucial matches.

The decision to shift the play-off matches to Feroze Shah Kotla was taken by the IPL authorities after the Tamil Nadu government stuck to its stand on not allowing the Sri Lankan players to play in the wake of the anti-Sinhalese sentiments in the State.

“The play-offs have been shifted to Delhi from Chennai,” a top IPL official told PTI.

The first qualifier was originally scheduled at the Chepauk on May 21 and the eliminator on the following day. The matches will now be held on the same dates at Kotla.

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