IPL: Kings XI to now kick off campaign in Mohali

ANI | Updated: Mar 20, 2018 15:29 IST

Mohali (Punjab) [India], March 20 (ANI): As per the revised itinerary of the upcoming 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab will now play their first three matches at the iconic Mohali stadium and then cap it off with four matches in Indore.

The side was originally slated to play their initial matches in Indore but logistical difficulties forced a change in the calendar.

Mohali, known to be quite a batting paradise, will get to see big hitters from Kings XI Punjab competing with those from Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings, David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gautam Gambhir's Delhi Daredevils.

Meanwhile, Indore fans will now get to witness four matches instead of three. Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be clashing with the Kings in Indore.

"It is unfortunate that the dates had to be shuffled so late in the day," said Kings XI Punjab CEO Satish Menon.

"However, external difficulties always have to be worked around. Despite the unforeseen circumstances, we're excited by the prospect of starting off in Mohali. At the end of the day, both venues are home to us!," he added.

Kings XI Punjab will begin their IPL campaign against Delhi Daredevils at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on April 8 followed by a match against Chennai Super Kings on April 15. (ANI)

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