The cricket board took the decision following request from the DDCA, which will host the cricket match at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
Senior BCCI and DDCA vice president CK Khanna confirmed the development that board has agreed to their request.
In fact, DDCA had written a letter to BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke intimating the board about the practical difficulties of organising the match on the day of a festival prevalent in North India. The ticket sales would have taken a hit.
This perhaps forced the cricket board to change the match day.
This development shocked fans, who took to Twitter to poke fun at the BCCI and DDCA's surprising move.
Here is what Twitterati had to say: