According to an EC official, the experiment has already started with a match played between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings which took place at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on April 3.
He said, at that match, all relevant material was displayed for creating awareness amongst the voters.
The officer informed that the initiative was taken following a suggestion by the Election Commission of India which had asked the office of the Maharashtra Chief Electoral Officer to contact the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for arranging a voter awareness campaign.
He said that voters will also be appealed in a similar fashion during upcoming IPL matches to be held in Mumbai.
BANGALORE: Andre Russell continued his destructive Indian Premier League form with an unbeaten 48 off 13 deliveries to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders to a five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday. Russell hit seven sixes from nine balls as he drove his side to the win with five balls to spare, keeping Virat Kohli's Challengers winless in five matches in the process.
Kohli (84) and South African AB de Villiers (63) had combined for 108 of the home side's 205 for three but their wish for the first victory was dashed when their death bowlers were unable to contain Russell.
"I was watching on the tellie upstairs so I kind of knew what the wicket was doing," said Man of the Match Russell.
"Sixty off 20 oddballs is not going to happen every day so we had to make sure we put our bodies on the line and I didn't quit. I trust my strength and I trust my power and I have a good bat speed so I trust that as well."
The home side was not helped by pacemen Mohammed Siraj being suspended midway through the 18th over for bowling a second beamer and Kohli said they deserved their place at bottom of the IPL standings. "If we bowl like that, (and) don't show composure in pressure moments, we deserve to be where we are in the table," the India captain said. "There's no rocket science behind it. We haven't played the kind of cricket we should be playing at the level of the IPL and if you bowl like that, with not enough bravery in the crunch moments, then it's always going to be difficult when you have power-hitters like Russell in the opposition."