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IPL 2018: Governing council makes changes in RCB schedule

What are the changes?

Virat Kohli RCB IPL 2018
Virat Kohli of RCB. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Karnataka Elections have forced the Royal Challengers Bangalore to change their home schedule. The franchise will play 7 matches at their home ground, the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Their home game against the Delhi Daredevils has been shifted from May 12 to April 21. The Delhi Daredevils had to host the Royal Challengers at their home ground on April 21 but the elections have forced a change in the schedule. The reverse fixture at Feroz Shah Kotla will be played on May 12.

Both these fixtures have been reversed. As per reports the venue for the game could have been changed but the Bangalore management had negotiations with the Daredevils management and decided to reverse the fixture.  The Delhi Daredevils had already seen a change in their schedule as the had to reverse the fixture with the Kings XI Punjab earlier this week. The Virat Kohli led side will play their first game on 8th April against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata.

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About IPL opening ceremony

The Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to rewrite their fate as the IPL enters into its second decade. RCB is one of the three teams which has not won the IPL yet. The IPL will kick off on April 7 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The IPL opening ceremony has always been one of the most extravagant events in sports.

The IPL is one place where talent meets entertainment. The likes of Ranveer  Singh, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Parineeti Chopra will entertain the fans with their performance in the 45-minute opening ceremony.

The Royal Challengers will play their seven home games beginning from April 13 against the Kings XI Punjab. They will play their ‘go green’ game on April 15 against the Rajasthan Royals. They will then play four consecutive games in Bangalore on April 21, April 25, April 29 and May 1. They will play their last home game on May 17 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Virat Kohli led side will be looking to get their combinations right from the first match. RCB faced a setback with the injury of Nathan Coulter Nile. Corey Anderson has been chipped in as a replacement for the injured pacer. Kohli will look to lead his side to their maiden title as their season kicks off on 8th April.

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