Delhi MCD polls force rescheduling of IPL ties in Delhi

New Delhi: The forthcoming municipal elections in the national capital on April 22 has forced a minor change in the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches involving the city franchise, Delhi Daredevils.

As per the revamped schedule, the afternoon (4 p.m.) match between the Daredevils and the Mumbai Indians which was originally slated to be hosted at the Ferozeshah Kotla on April 22, has now been shifted to Mumbai and will be an evening game, starting at 8 p.m.

On the other hand, the match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune has been preponed and will now be played from 4 p.m., instead of its original time on the same day.

"The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 schedule has been revised owing to the municipal elections set to take place in Delhi on April 22nd, 2017. As a result the home matches involving Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians and the Rising Pune Supergiants have undergone minor changes," a statement from the IPL read.

As a result, the home match of the Daredevils against Mumbai Indians will now be played at the Kotla on May 6 at its scheduled time.