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March 21, 2013
The Indian Premier League itinerary could undergo a minor tweak following the announcement of the dates for Karnataka's assembly elections.
India's Election Commission announced on Wednesday that polling for the assembly elections in Karnataka will be held on May 5. This has put a question mark over the staging of the Royal Challengers Bangalore's home game on May 4 and 6, to be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
ESPNcricinfo understands that the Royal Challengers franchise has been in touch with security officials and has also indicated to the IPL authorities the possibility of enforcing a change in the schedule. "We are in touch with the concerned people and hope that the issue is resolved at the earliest," an RCB insider said.
IPL chief executive Sundar Raman confirmed that the tournament organisers are touch with the state government's security officials. "In case the security officials convey that it would be difficult for them to provide security, we may have to make a minor change to the schedule," Raman said.
The RCB are scheduled to host Kings XI Punjab on May 4 and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 6.
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