IPL Governing Council Changes The Venues For KXIP’s Home Matches
By CricShots - Mar 19, 2018 11:53 am
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Chandigarh airport will be closed for repairs between May 12 to 31. In such a situation, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has urged BCCI to change the venue of two home matches of Kings XI Punjab. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is scheduled to play four matches in Mohali between May 4 and 14.

Virender Sehwag at KXIP’s jersey launch

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has to play against Kolkata Knight Riders on 12th May, while they will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 14. Punjab have to play against Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on 4 and 6 May.

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The IPL Governing Council has decided to swap the dates of Kings XI Punjab’s home games with the first three games being scheduled to take place in Mohali (in April) and the last four games in Indore (in May) because of the above-stated issues.

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As per the revised program, KXIP will play in Mohali on (April 15, 19 and 23) instead of Indore. However, Indore stadium has been benefitted from the arrangement as they will now be hosting four matches on May 4, 6, 12 and 14.

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The swapping of schedule has been made since the Chandigarh airport is expected to remain closed from May 12-31 owing to renovation work. Talking about the logistical issues, BCCI’s acting president, CK Khanna said, “There were logistical difficulties that teams would have encountered had KXIP played their home games in Mohali in May. Therefore the IPL GC has decided that the dates will be swapped and Indore will now host all their matches in May.”

KXIP’s home matches:

Apr 15, KXIP vs CSK, Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 8:00 PM
Apr 19, KXIP vs SRH, Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 8:00 PM
Apr 23, KXIP vs DD, Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 8:00 PM
May 04, KXIP vs MI, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 8:00 PM
May 06, KXIP vs RR, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 8:00 PM
May 12, KXIp vs KKR, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 4:00 PM
May 14, KXIP vs RCB, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 8:00 PM