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Finch, Maxwell to miss their opening games of IPL 2018


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Finch’s wedding is on April 7, a day before Kings XI’s first game of the tournament. © Getty

Australia batsmen Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell are set to miss their opening games of the Indian Premier League when Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils lock horns on April 8 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. While Finch is tying the nuptial knot with fiancee Amy Griffiths on April 7, Maxwell has been named the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

“I saw the fixture this morning – there’s no chance I’ll be missing my wedding,” Finch told Cricket Australia’s website. “That’d be a bit tough leaving Amy at the altar, wouldn’t it?” he quipped further.

“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, who is expected to be available for the second game of KXIP’s 2018 campaign. “Having one of my good mates ‘Hodgey’ [Brad Hodge] as coach… he knows about it now. I did wait a bit longer to send him the invite to 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,” he added.

While Finch will enjoy Maxwell’s company at the wedding, he knows his other Australian teammates will not be able to make it to his big day. “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,” Finch said.

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