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IPL 2024: Ram Navami Clash – KKR vs RR Fixture Faces Rescheduling?

IPL 2024: Ram Navami Clash - KKR vs RR Fixture Faces Rescheduling?
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The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) is well underway, with 14 matches already concluded as of Monday. However, there may be a twist in the schedule as reports suggest that the April 17 fixture between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) could face rescheduling.

While there’s no official confirmation yet, reliable sources indicate that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has initiated discussions with organizers and franchises regarding the possibility of rescheduling.

The reason behind this potential rescheduling is the coinciding Ram Navami festival, celebrated across India on April 17. Ram Navami commemorates the birth of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and falls on the ninth day of the first month of the Hindu calendar. Given the significance of the festival, it’s unlikely that an IPL match would take place on that day.

The match in question is slated to be held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, a city known for its vibrant celebrations during religious festivals. In light of potential logistical challenges and to avoid any disruptions, the BCCI is reportedly exploring options to reschedule the match. A top official associated with the IPL mentioned,

“Discussions are ongoing with the police authorities, and we will take a decision soon.”

On the field, both KKR and RR have had similar starts to their IPL 2024 campaigns. KKR currently sit second in the points table with two wins out of two matches and four points. Meanwhile, RR lead the table with an impressive record of three consecutive victories, boasting a net run rate (NRR) of 1.249 and six points to their name. As discussions continue regarding the potential rescheduling, cricket fans await further updates on how this decision may impact the IPL 2024 schedule.

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