After the decision to ban Sri Lankan players from playing in Tamil Nadu the BCCI have been asked to reschedule Chennai matches.
Following political violence in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu between groups from the area and Sri Lankan nationals, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to ban Sri Lanka players from playing IPL games in Chennai.
The city of Chennai is situated in the troubled state and is also home to the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
The side are the most successful team in the history of the tournament, after winning successive titles in 2010 and 2011, and their ground was set to host two playoff matches later in the competition.
With many franchises having a strong Sri Lankan contingent there has been pressure on the BCCI to reschedule the matches to be played at a venue where all players could feature.
The first qualifier and the eliminator are set to be played in the city on May 21 and 22 respectively, but despite the concerns being raised the BCCI are yet to confirm a reshuffle.
“If the political issue in Tamil Nadu subsides, the question of shifting the games won’t arise,” the BCCI were quoted on ESPNcricinfo.
“The playoffs are still a month away so there’s no need to rush into any decision.”
If the ties were to be relocated it is thought they would head to Bangalore and Mumbai.
Several sides have a large Sri Lankan core, with Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors and SunRisers Hyderabad all captained by players from the country.