The IPL governing council has decided to change the dates of KXIP‘s home matches . The Mohali will be be hosting first 3 matches and Indore will be hosting last 4 matches of KXIP . As per the revised itinerary, KXIP will play in Mohali on (April 15, 19 and 23) instead of Indore . However, Indore will get benefit from the arrangements as they now have four matches in their kitty .
The reason for this change is because the Chandigarh airport will remain closed from May 12-31 owing to renovation work .
Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday signed former Australia batsman Brad Hodge as head coach on a three-year contract .
Hodge, who held a similar role with Gujarat Lions for the last two seasons, will report to Virender Sehwag, the franchise’s mentor-cum director of cricket .
The 42-year-old Hodge continues to feature as an active player . He will be playing for Melbourne Renegades in the 2017-18 Big Bash League (BBL) before joining KXIP as headcoach.
“We have signed a three-year agreement with Brad, who will be our head coach,” Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia said.