Kings XI Punjab has requested the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to reschedule at least two of their ‘home’ games at Mohali. The matter may be decided in the Indian Premier League Governing Council today (Friday).
Chandigarh airport likely to remain shut for maintenance works between May 12 and 31, the Punjab Cricket Association has requested BCCI to reschedule two league matches of Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). As per the existing schedule, KXIP are supposed to play four home games in Mohali between May 4 and 14.
The venues for the tie against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on May 12 and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) match on May 14 are likely to be moved out of Mohali.
The BCCI acting president CK Khanna has confirmed to the Times of India that the board has received a request from the Punjab IPL franchisee for rescheduling of the games.
“We have received a request from the Punjab Cricket Association and IPL’s governing council will surely look into it because this is a genuine problem,” TOI has quoted Khanna as saying.
TOI quoting sources has also reported that a couple of Punjab matches might be moved to Lucknow.
Sources said IPL is also going to take call on the two play-off matches that are supposed to have been played in Pune by the virtue of the venue hosting the franchisee as one of the finalists last season. There are indications that some GC members are in favour of Pune hosting a few matches.