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
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.