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Gavaskar clarifies

Calcutta/ Mumbai: Interim president of BCCI-IPL, Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said the uncertainty over Jaipur’s status to host the league matches and Rajasthan Royals’ willingness to play in Ahmedabad led to the franchise’s home ties to be shifted to the Motera.

“What I can say is that the BCCI-IPL had sent letters earlier to all the associations asking for their availability in view of the fact that this year the general elections are on. We have scheduled the matches according to the okays that we have received from various associations. And because there was that little bit of uncertainty about Jaipur,” Gavaskar said.

He explained that some home games of Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab have also been shifted to other cities Ranchi and Cuttack respectively.

Meanwhile, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement, “The Rajasthan Royals have indicated to the BCCI that they are happy to play their four home matches of the India leg of the 2014 season, at Ahmedabad.”