New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson announced a special gift for the fans of the Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. Williamson revealed that for the first home game of Sunrisers Hyderabad they are opening up 25,000 seats across stands for just Rs 500 on first come first serve basis. Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their first match of the season on March 24 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Eden Gardens at 4.00 pm.
Williamson may delay his departure for the Indian Premier League after he was injured in a Test match against Bangladesh. Williamson suffered a shoulder injury while fielding in Bangladesh’s first innings in the second Test in Wellington, which New Zealand won by an innings and 12 runs.
The dates for 2019 edition of Indian Premier League has been announced by the organisers. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will play Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener on March 23 in Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium.
However, the dates announced are only for first seventeen matches, where each team will play a minimum of 4 matches each while Delhi and Bangalore will play five matches. Every team will play two away and two home matches with Delhi playing three home matches and Bangalore playing three away games.