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:
#IndvsNZ gets postponed due to Karva Chauth. A simpler solution would have been to include Unmukt 'Chaand' in the team.— Rahul (@iRahulSingh) September 8, 2016
BCCI Shifts New Zealand ODI because of Karva Chauth— Girliyapa (@Girliyapa) September 8, 2016
Wives of cricketers be like... pic.twitter.com/QYpZI4nxNz
That's not the big deal. Karva Chauth is necessary for the sake of our married/ husband cricketers. https://t.co/dfFTAb4AfH— £u©ky (@coolswapniljain) September 8, 2016
It'll be first Karva Chauth for @SirJadejaaaa 's wife so BCCI postponed the match.Don't underestimate the power of SIR JADEJA— Rakesh Dutta (@RDutta9474) September 8, 2016
Karva Chauth forces a shift of match date. Proves that the Indian cricket team hasn't got much of boys left. All are faithful men now...— debarshi chakravorti (@picks78) September 8, 2016
An ODI has been shifted because of Karva Chauth. I don't even ...— Jamie Alter (@jamie_alterTOI) September 8, 2016
@jamie_alterTOI the only way shifting an ODI for Karva Chauth makes sense to me is if it was for women's cricket— Sayoni Aiyar (@sayoniaiyar) September 8, 2016