IPL 2016 May 1, 2016

Kanpur confirmed as venue for Gujarat Lions matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

Gujarat Lions will play their last two league matches in Kanpur © BCCI

Gujarat Lions will play two matches in Kanpur as per the original tournament schedule after the fixtures were confirmed by IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla on Sunday.

There had been concerns over the floodlight facilities at the Green Park Stadium, but Shukla said that the "problem" had been sorted out. The Green Park Stadium has not hosted an international day-night fixture or an IPL match so far.

"The problem has been sorted," Shukla told ESPNcricinfo. "There were a few areas in the floodlights when the lux level was not adequate. We have now increased the number of bulbs and the brightness has been enhanced. [BCCI's chief cameran SK Srikanth] gave the approval."

The venue will host Lions' last two league matches on May 19 on May 21 against Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. Lions are currently placed at the top of the table with six wins in eight matches.

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