Newsfile: May 24
Additional seating at the Chepauk: More than 12000 additional seats will be available for spectators for the last two matches of IPL 2012 to be played in Chennai. Stands G, H and I - they were reportedly awaiting clearance from the city's planning department - have been opened and the tickets will be available from the counters at the ground between 8am and 4pm. Priced at Rs 500 and 750, the tickets for these stands are not available online. At the time that those stands remained empty during the league phase, there were rumours of a possibility that the IPL's knockout games would be shifted out of the venue, but that isn't the case.
Mumbai Indians fined: Mumbai Indians have been penalised for a slow over-rate during the eliminator against Chennai Super Kings in Bangalore on Wednesday. The captain Harbhajan Singh was guilty of his second over-rate offence in this IPL and hence fined a massive $40,000. The rest of his team-mates had to shell out $10,000 each. Mumbai Indians were found to be two overs behind the required rate after taking allowances into consideration. Mumbai Indians were knocked out of the tournament comprehensively by 38 runs.
Balaji doubtful: Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler L Balaji is doubtful for the final in Chennai on Sunday as he hasn't yet recovered from the hamstring pull he suffered in the first qualifier against Delhi Daredevils. Balaji, who's working with the team physio Andrew Leipus, said he was feeling better but wasn't certain of being fully fit. "I'm definitely better, that's for sure, but I'll have to wait and watch. I'm doing all the right things with Andrew," Balaji told the Telegraph. His team-mate Manoj Tiwary, who also pulled a hamstring, is more confident of being fit for the final.
Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo