IPL 2018: PCA requests two Kings XI Punjab matches to be shifted out of Mohali

IPL 2018: PCA requests two Kings XI Punjab matches to be shifted out of Mohali

The Chandigarh airport will be under maintenance for a day or two during the IPL where the Kings XI are scheduled to play home matches.

Punjab Cricket Association stadium to host the Kings XI Punjab
Punjab Cricket Association stadium. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Kings XI Punjab is one of the few teams who are without the IPL trophy in their earlier 10-attempt. With experienced campaigners like R Ashwin, Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh and young players who are in great form in the form of KL Rahul and Karun Nair, the team will look to change their fortunes in the upcoming season.

PCA requests rescheduling of home matches

The Kings XI will begin their tournament with a game against neighbors Delhi Daredevils on 8th April at Firoz Shah Kotla. However, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has made a request to the BCCI where they want to reschedule few of their home games. PCA in a written letter has asked the BCCI to reschedule the home games as the Chandigarh Airport will be under maintenance during the period where the side is scheduled to play their home matches.

As per the current schedule, the side will play 4 home games between May 4 and 14. As per the details, the airport at Chandigarh will be shut completely between May 12 and 31 which might affect the games.

As per news daily Times of India (TOI), the request has been received by the board’s acting president CK Khanna who felt that the problem is a genuine one and IPL‘s governing council will look into the matter. The decision on the same will be taken on Friday in Mumbai. The two affected games can be shifted to Lucknow’s stadium If the reports coming to be believed.

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is set to start on 7th of April when reigning champions Mumbai Indians will take on returning to the fore after serving a two-year suspension, Chennai Super Kings. As the dates are coming closer, the fans are making sure to get ready for the 2-month of cricketing extravaganza.