AUSSIE CRICKETERS Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell are set to miss the opening match of Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils respectively.
It is learnt that Finch is getting married to fiancee Amy Griffiths on April 7 and Maxwell is Master of Ceremonies for the event. And, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils have their opening game against each other on April 8. Maxwell might be the only Australian teammate of Finch who is also active in the IPL and make it to the wedding. Ahead of Australia’s T20I against New Zealand, Finch told reporters,
“Guys like Davey [Warner] and that, they’ve got a job to do for their franchises so I’m sure they’ll be in India. I saw the fixture this morning – there’s no chance I’ll be missing my wedding. That’d be a bit tough leaving Amy at the altar, wouldn’t it? The second game we play is on the 13th, that’ll give me plenty of time to get over there and miss only one game luckily.”
Finch said that having Brad Hodge as Punjab’s coach has helped him make a decision.
“Having one of my good mates ‘Hodgey’ as coach … he knows about it now. I did wait a bit longer to send him the invite before the auction. It’s just a case of missing one game but hopefully playing with Kings over a three-year period, it’s not the end of the world.”