Kings XI Punjab might once again play a couple of their home matches at other venue. As per a report in Spotstar, the franchise wants to play its last two matches in Lucknow.
Kings XI Punjab play their last two home games on May 3 and 5.
“The request has come but we can’t just shift matches without getting the police permission to hold the matches in Lucknow. The police don’t want us to hold the matches a week before and after the polling date,” Vino Rai, COA Chairman, was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
Kings XI Punjab have had played many of their home matches at other venues.
The move has come as a big surprise on occasions as well.
Last year, the team only played three of its seven home matches in Mohali while it played four home matches in Indore.
The team won all its three matches in Mohali.
In Indore, Kings XI Punjab won only one of the four matches.
In fact, Kings XI Punjab set a record by winning seven games in Mohali on the trot but despite that, the team is looking to shift the home venue.
A final decision over this is expected to come out once the officials take a call on whether the KXIP can play two games in Lucknow or not.
Kings XI Punjab now play Mumbai Indians in an away game later today.
The R Ashwin-led team is currently placed at the third position with four wins in six matches and eight points.
Going into today’s contest, there are changes on the cards and Ashwin is expected to make some changes in the playing XI for Wankhede contest.
The team has had undergone many changes in the playing XI so far.
Ahead of the contest, home side Mumbai Indians suffered a sort of blow as Rohit Sharma suffered an injury concern on the eve of the game.
He could be rested for today’s game.
In another update, Lasith Malinga has joined Mumbai Indians’ camp before the game and could be a part of playing XI.
He will again fly to Sri Lanka later in the night to play the final of Sri Lanka’s one-day tournament tomorrow morning.