Monday, March 2, 2009

IPL Matches clash with Election dates

The Indian Premier League tournament committee said it will reschedule the matches that coincides with the Lok Sabha elections.
The dates for the general elections were announced on Monday and it was observed that the Kolkata Knight Riders' home match against Bangalore Royal Challengers on May 13 falls on the same day the city goes to polls.

This means that the match has to be rescheduled.

"There's no other way out. We have to reschedule the matches that are clashing with the LS polls," said IPL tournament director Dheeraj Malhotra.

While Indian voters will pick a new government over five phases between 16 April and 13 May, the second edition of the IPL kicks off on 10 April. The inaugural day of the IPL will, thus, remain unchanged.

“We have always maintained that the tournament schedule was tentative as it was likely to clash with the polls. But more importantly, the IPL Season II window from 10 April to 24 May will remain unchanged,” IPL CEO Sundar Raman said .

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