IPL 2018: KXIP to play first 3 games at Mohali, last 4 in Indore

The reason for this swap of IPL matches for KXIP is because the Chandigarh airport will remain closed from May 12-31, owing to renovation work.

As per the revised itinerary of IPL, KXIP will play in Mohali on (April 15, 19 and 23), instead of Indore. (File Photo)   -  Vivek Bendre

The IPL Governing council has decided to swap the dates of Kings XI Punjab’s (KXIP) home matches, with the first three games being held in Mohali (in April), and the last four games in Indore (in May), owing to some logistical issues.

As per the revised itinerary, KXIP will play in Mohali on (April 15, 19 and 23), instead of Indore. However, Indore will benefit from the arrangement, as they now have four matches in its kitty (May 4, 6, 12 and 14). The reason for this swap is because the Chandigarh airport will remain closed from May 12-31, owing to renovation work.

“There were logistical difficulties that teams would have encountered, had KXIP played their home games in Mohali, in May. Therefore, the IPL Governing Council has decided that the dates will be swapped, and Indore will now host all their matches in May,” acting president and IPL Governing Council member C.K. Khanna said on Sunday.