The 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin from April 7, 2018 and teams are busy in conducting preparatory camps for the squads.
2014 IPL finalists Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have made huge changes in their squad and named R Ashwin as their captain, along with buying a host of players in Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle.
KXIP had also requested a change in venue from PCA stadium in Mohali, something that was denied by the IPL governing council. They had requested a change due to less support from the crowd and logistical issues. Even the PCA Stadium management asked the IPL GC to consider the request, as the Chandigarh airport will be under renovation during the IPL 2018.
The IPL GC now announced a tweak in the KXIP matches, which mean that they will now play four home matches in Indore and three at Mohali. All IPL franchises are required to play four matches at their designated home venue. The Chandigarh airport will be closed for 20 days from 12th May to 31st May 2018 and also on all Sundays of April.
The revised schedule for KXIP is as below:
Following the IPL GC meeting, it has been decided that Pune will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on 23rd and 25th May respectively.
(With Inputs from sportstarlive.com)