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IPL 2018: RCB’s home game vs DD rescheduled due to Karnataka elections - Report

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) home fixture against Delhi Daredevils (DD) in IPL 2018, slated for May 12, has reportedly been rescheduled as Karnataka is set to vote in the assembly elections the same day.

cricket Updated: Mar 29, 2018 12:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) home fixture against Delhi Daredevils (DD) in IPL 2018, slated for May 12, has reportedly been moved to April 21. ((AFP/Getty Images))

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) home fixture against Delhi Daredevils (DD), originally scheduled to take be played on May 12, has been interchanged with their reverse fixture on April 21 on account of state elections.

Karnataka will go into voting on May 12 across as its 224 constituencies while counting of votes will take place three days later.

As reported by Cricbuzz, the swap in dates of the Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture has been made to ensure the game is conducted smoothly.

The change in scheduling means that the M Chinnaswamy Stadium – RCB’s home ground – will not host any games during the election period, which means that the Virat Kohli-led outfit will resume action in Bengaluru on May 17 for their final home game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata in their opening game on April 8.

For Delhi Daredevils, the shuffle will mean that they will now play their first game at home against Kings XI Punjab on April 23. DD open their IPL 2018 campaign on April 8 against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.

First Published: Mar 29, 2018 12:15 IST