Home > News >

IPL 7: Kolkata Knight Riders’ home matches shifted to Cuttack

KKR will shift base to the Barabati stadium in Cuttack © IANS
KKR will shift base to the Barabati stadium in Cuttack © IANS

Cuttack: May 10, 2014

With the Indian Premier League 2014 back and fans across the country turning out in larger than expected numbers for the matches, the Kolkata Knight Riders are eager to christen Barabati Stadium here as ‘home-ground’ when they take on the Mumbai Indians Wednesday.

The historical Barabati Stadium, which plays the gracious host to not one but two teams this season, has been the ever loyal go-to stadium in the IPL and delivering much to expectations, the excitement that accompanies T20 Cricket. While the 46,000-seater Cuttack legacy was scheduled to host the home game for the Kings XI Punjab from the start of the season, Knight Riders named this home ground when they had to change venues due to election driven security concerns.

Knight Riders have chosen Cuttack as their other home ground to transform the city’s devotion to cricket into booming cheers when they face off with the Mumbai Indians in the 33rd match of the league. The KKR decision to adopt a new home ground is also an extension of their belief of recreating the home-ground atmosphere wherever they go.

“Home is where the heart is,” said Venky Mysore, chief executive of Knight Riders. While we will miss playing at Eden Gardens in front of our fans at Kolkata, the Knights have a fan-base that is spread across multiple cities, towns and hamlets in every corner of the country, and we are delighted that we now have the opportunity to step out and connect with a new home crowd, that will cheer with their heart and make us feel truly at home.” The Barabati will be resplendent in the Knight Riders’ team colours of purple and gold Wednesday.

Click here for IPL 2014 Points Table and Team Standings

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014  at Bengaluru

Chennai Super Kings won by 54 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

Photos

Cobras vs Hurricanes Match 6 at Hyderabad

Videos

Daniel Flynn looks ahead to Hobart game

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: CSK sends clear signal to other sides by ravaging Dolphins

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Highlights

Mitchell Marsh: I thought that the match was tied against Dolphins

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014 Match 9: Preview

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kuldeep Yadav’s dramatic debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shows he is one for the future

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins Hobart Hurricanes Incheon Asian Games India at Asian Games 2014 Lahore Lions

CLT20 2014: Bowlers need to perform better, says MS Dhoni

CLT20 2014: Cameron Delport nurtures hopes of playing in Indian Premier League

West Indies women developing well, says coach Sherwin Campbell

Jason Gillespie: Australia, New Zealand or South Africa favorites to win the ICC World Cup 2015

Makhaya Ntini looks forward to match at Mount Kilimanjaro summit

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014: Northern Knights likely XI

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014 – Hurricanes’ likely XI

Sorabji Colah: An outstanding slip fielder who never fulfilled his batting promises

Anandji Dossa – a life to cherish

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: CSK sends clear signal to other sides by ravaging Dolphins

Fan of the Day

Edward Knowles

Edward Knowles

447 Posts | 1 Fans

Video: Brendon McCullum's amazing fielding in CSK vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 match

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani beats Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom, wins the most impressive women-centric film title!

Ebola in Sierra Leone: Lockdown uncovered 200 infected

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s comic book set to release this week

Shah Rukh Khan’s 8-pack abs sexier than Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan, think fans!

India second largest smartphone market by 2019: Study

Ebola in West Africa: UN mission team arrives to combat Ebola

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here