The IPL Governing Council has allowed for a change in the schedule of the VIVO IPL 2018 considering logistical issues pertaining to the home matches of Kings XI Punjab. The KXIP will now play four home matches in Indore and three at Mohali.
All IPL franchises are required to play four home matches at their designated home venue. An exception has been permitted this season owing to the closure of Chandigarh Airport due to expansion work for 20 days from 12th May to 31st May 2018 and also on all Sundays of April.
As a result, the Delhi Daredevils’ first home against Kings XI Punjab on 8th April will now be an away fixture.
The IPL thanks the Punjab Cricket Association for their understanding and cooperation, and their willingness to host one game less that has enabled in making the required changes.
The revised schedule is as below.
KXIP vs DD
KXIP v CSK
KXIP vs SRH
DD v KXIP
KXIP vs MI
KXIP vs RR
KXIP vs KKR
KXIP v RCB
Following the IPL GC meeting, it has been decided that Pune will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on 23rd and 25th May respectively.