IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab announce the venues for their home games

Kings XI Punjab retained Akshar Patel during the pre auction retention.

Kings XI Punjab had requested their home games to be moved out of Mohali

Kings XI Punjab had previously appealed to the IPL governing council to move their home games out of Mohali, Punjab. However, the request was denied and now the franchise has announced that it will play its home games in Mohali and Indore.

Mohali will host four of the seven home games, while Indore will see the other three home games for the Kings XI Punjab. Kings XI Punjab has requested to move their home games outside of Mohali, due to lack of support from local authorities and PCA itself. They had also complained that there was a lack of interest from the fans and it resulted in loss of revenue.

However now, the concerned issues between the Punjab Government and Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) have been resolved and Kings XI Punjab have decided to continue playing in Mohali.

We wanted to shift our base from Mohali but the main issue regarding the security has been resolved between the government and the Punjab Cricket Association. We are happy to be play in Mohali as there is different energy there,” Satish Menon, the franchise’s chief executive officer told The Indian Express.

We will be playing four games in Mohali and the remaining three in Indore. It has been a good venue for us, and the response has been great as we have seen packed houses last year,” Menon added.

 


By Jatin Sharma - 06 Jan, 2018

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