Kings XI Punjab will be playing 4 home games during May 12 - May 31 © AFP
Kings XI Punjab will be playing 4 home games during May 12 – May 31 © AFP

With Chandigarh airport shut between May 12 and 31 due to maintenance work, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has requested BCCI to reschedule two league matches of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The franchise was to play four home games between May 4 and 14. KXIP are playing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on May 12 while they will be hosting Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on May 14. They are also hosting Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on May 4 and 6 respectively.

Apart from Mohali, KXIP are also playing three home games in Indore. CK Khanna, BCCI’s acting President, gave further update on the PCA’s request to The Times of India (TOI), “We have received a request from PCA and IPL’s governing council will surely look into it because this is a genuine problem.”

The matches could be shifted to Lucknow, added a close source. A decision about the same is to be taken by IPL’s Governing Council on Friday.

On Wednesday, KXIP launched their jersey, announcing Kent RO as their title sponsor. Virender Sehwag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ness Wadia, others were present during the official jersey launch.