With the 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, the Kings XI are supposed to play four home games in Mohali between May 4 and 14.
TOI contacted BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna, he confirmed that BCCI has indeed been sent a request. “We have received a request from PCA and IPL’s governing council will surely look into it because this is a genuine problem,” Khanna said. The Kings XI Punjab are supposed to play Kolkata Knight Riders on May 12. Their second game would be against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 14. Kings XI are supposed to play two of their home games against Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in Mohali’s IS Bindra stadium on May 4 and 6 respectively.