Mumbai opt for Jaipur as alternative venue | Good news for Jaipur
Good News for Jaipur, Mumbai Indians have opted for Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium as their alternative home venue,following a Bombay High Court ruling to shift all IPL matches out of Maharashtra because of a severe state-wide drought. Fan from jaipur waited for 2 years. Rising Pune Supergiants, the other franchise based in Maharashtra, had listed Visakhapatnam as their alternative venue.We had given Mumbai Indians three options - Jaipur, Kanpur and Raipur. The Mumbai Indians told us that they would like to play their home matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur," IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said.The Sawai Mansingh Stadium has the experience of hosting over 40 IPL matches. With good connectivity and availability of quality hotels, Jaipur might also be preferred by the broadcasters, who have to travel around with a lot of heavy equipment. The stadium was also considered among the best venues in the first six years of the tournament.