IPL 2024: BCCI Reschedules Two IPL Matches Due to Ram Navmi


KKR's home game against RR, which was initially scheduled for April 17, has been moved a day earlier

Vishal Singh April 2, 2024

On Tuesday, April 2, the Indian Premier League board announced the postponement of two matches after Kolkata was unable to host their home game against Rajasthan on April 17 owing to Ram Navami celebrations in the city. To meet the fixture rescheduling, the IPL organizers moved KKR's home game against RR a day earlier and pushed Gujarat's home game against Delhi from April 16 to April 17.

KKR vs RR: Clash of the Titans

On April 16, the Eden Gardens will host the big-ticket match between two teams that have started the IPL 2024 season on a high note. The Narendra Modi Stadium will host Gujarat's home game versus Delhi the day before.

The decision was made after the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) informed the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) about the security situation in the city. The Kolkata Police have declared their inability to provide adequate security for the match due to the Ram Navami celebrations on April 17, according to PTI. Bengal is also scheduled to vote on April 19 in the first phase of the seven-phase general election. Voting in Kolkata will take place on June 1.

One change in fixtures will lead to series of changes


The CAB has urged to the BCCI that the match be moved a day earlier or pushed to April 18. The board also had to sort out fixture changes because a schedule change would trigger a cascade of changes. "Changing one date causes a chain reaction. Teams' travel schedules alter, broadcasters must change their trip plans and booking, and it becomes a massive logistical nightmare," a top BCCI official told the news agency.

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