IPL 2017: Tournament schedule undergoes minor adjustments due to Municipal elections in Delhi
The Indian Premier League (IPL) schedule has been revised owing to the Municipal elections in Delhi scheduled for 22 April.
New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) schedule has been revised owing to the Municipal elections in Delhi scheduled for 22 April.
Due to the elections, the home matches involving Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians and the Rising Pune Supergiants have undergone minor changes.
As per the current schedule, two matches were slated to held on 22 April: Delhi Daredevils against Mumbai Indians which starts at 4:00 PM in Delhi and the Rising Pune Supergiant against Sunrisers Hyderabad clash which begins at 8:00 PM in Pune.
With the revised schedule, Delhi will now host Mumbai Indians on 6 May and play their away game at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai at 8.00 PM on 22 April. Meanwhile, Pune Supergiants will play on the same day but their game against the Sunrisers has been pushed ahead to a 4.00 PM start.
The much-anticipated IPL will be played from 5 April to 21 May across a number of cities in India.
"Hardik was training, had a little niggle, so again precaution, we thought, let's just give him extra days to see how things are, but nothing serious," Jayawardene said.
"A lot of good cricketers think what is good for them because he must have thought for himself. I'm sure he thinks that he may be able to perform better if he keeps away from leadership (in) this T20 (format) or something," Borde said.
For Delhi Capitals, only Steve Smith (39) and skipper Rishabh Pant (39) could cross the 30-run mark as run-scoring looked a difficult task.