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BCCI revises IPL match schedule due to Kolkata civic polls

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, March 31: The Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tourment, scheduled to start from April 8, underwent changes in the playing schedule on Tuesday keeping in in mind the Kolkata municipal elections on April 18.

A Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release said that the changes in match order were made after Kolkata Police made a request to alter the dates citing their ibility to provide security during the elections.

“There will be no ‘home’ matches of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens from 12 April 2015 to 25 April 2015, as per the revised schedule. In all, the dates of three matches and timings of two other matches have been changed,” Anurag Thakur, secretary of BCCI said in a release on Tuesday.

The release said the match between defending champions KKR and Cheni Super Kings (CSK) at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, which was to be played at 8 pm on April 14, has been shifted to 8 pm on April 30.

KKR’s 8 pm home match against Delhi Daredevils (DD) on April 28 has been rescheduled for an 8 pm start on May 7. IANS

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