The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has requested BCCI to reschedule IPL matches in Mohali due to maintenance work at the Chandigarh airport from May 12 to May 31.
The airport is supposed to remain shut during on the aforementioned dates. As per the IPL schedule, Kings XI Punjab would be playing four home games at the IS Bindra stadium in Mohali between May 4 and May 14.
The PCA has requested to change the schedule of two of the Kings XI matches in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.
BCCI’s acting president, CK Khanna has told in an interview to the Times of India that BCCI has been sent a request.
“We have received the request from PCA and IPL’s governing council will certainly consider it as this is a genuine problem,” Khanna asserted.
The Kings XI Punjab would be playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders on May 12 and their second match is scheduled against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 14.
Punjab is supposed to play two of their home games against Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on May 4 and May 6 respectively.
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Chandigarh-based franchise are supposed to play three home games in Indore. It is the only team to play ‘away home’ matches in IPL 11.
“We would try to schedule a match or two in Lucknow,” a source added. IPL’s governing council would most likely be taking a call on Friday.
The IPL GC might also take consider and decide the venue of the two play-off matches that could be played in Pune. Sources suggest that few of the governing council members are in favour of Pune hosting a few matches.
Kings XI Punjab are all set to start their IPL campaign against Delhi Daredevils on April at Feroz Kotla Stadium.