IPL 2018’s opening ceremony is postponed by one day. And now this event will take place on April 7, instead of 6th April.
The opening ceremony of IPL 2018 now will be held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on April 7. And it is now confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sources.
Earlier, the opening ceremony of IPL 2018 was scheduled to be held at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai on April 6.
Why IPL 2018 Ceremony postponed?
According to a BCCI official, the decision is made by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
Change in Budget of IPL 2018 opening ceremony
The BCCI functionary revealed that there was a call to reduce the budget by Rs 20 crore and that too was taken by the CoA.
“Earlier the budget for the opening ceremony was Rs 50 crore (approved by the IPL governing council. But now it has been reduced to Rs 30 crore. This call, too, has been taken by the CoA” one of the official said.
No change in starting date of IPL 2018
The tournament will begins on April 7 as per schedule at Wankhede Stadium. In the first match defending champions of IPL 2017 Mumbai Indians will face off Chennai Super Kings.
A total of 60 matches including the finals will be played in IPL 2018. Although BCCI is yet to announce the venues of the eliminator and second qualifier.
CSK and RR back
After a 2-year-ban following the spot-fixing scandal, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are going to make a comeback into the IPL 2018.