Rising Pune Supergiants owner Sanjiv Goenka said that the team will play all seven of their home matches of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League in Pune. He also said that the support of the crowd in Pune will help Steve Smith-led RPS team to perform brilliantly in the coming season.
On Thursday, at the team’s pre-season press conference Goenka said, “Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) and the Pune District Cricket Association have been phenomenal in their support and their guidance. Pune is a great city and has a lovely crowd. We are delighted to be there.”
The RPS owner further added, “We are delighted that we are playing all our seven home games there. I think it will bring much more out from the team because the crowd support is huge.”
As we had seen the games scheduled for the second half of the season in the last season of IPL being moved out of Pune and Mumbai due to the severe drought situation in Maharashtra according to the Bombay High Court verdict. But this time the RPS team management is confident of playing all their home games at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
When asked if the team had any contingency plan if a situation like last year happens, Goenka told reporters, “So far, our impression is that all our home games will be in Pune. That’s what we are looking at.”