IPL 2022 to be held with a 40% crowd from March 26 to May 29, in 4 stadiums
This season of the Indian Premier League will start in Maharashtra from March 26 to May 29 with about 40% crowds allowed at the beginning of the tournament. Indian Premier League Chairman Brijesh Patel, after the governing council meeting on Thursday, told PTI, “The IPL 2022 will begin on Saturday, March 26.” There are two new teams Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans that are added to the roster and there will be 74 matches to be held from which 70 of them are being played at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium and Brabourne Stadium along with Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil ground and Pune’s Gahunje Stadium.
According to the reports, “Spectators will be allowed as per guidelines set by the Maharashtra Government, and it will be 40% crowd. It might be a full house at the business end if the Covid situation remains under control and cases will decline.” There has been no decision to playoffs, but likely the finals will be hosted in the newly made Narendra Modi Stadium. There will be 55 matches played in Mumbai, whereas 15 will be played in Pune.
🚨 NEWS: Key decisions taken in IPL Governing Council meeting regarding #TATAIPL 2022 Season.
Tournament to commence on March 26, 2022. Final on May 29, 2022.
7⃣0⃣ league matches to be played across 4⃣ venues in Mumbai & Pune. Playoff venues to be decided later.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 25, 2022
According to the Indian Premier League source, “Each team will play the same number of games at each of the stadiums. Mumbai Indians will play 4 games at Wankhede Stadium, and 12 double headers, and it was decided that Saturday will allow them to host a doubleheader on Sunday.”
BCCI secretary Jay Shah had earlier said that the plan is to hold IPL 2022 in India, and likewise, BCCI were ready in earnest to host in the country. The second option will be South Africa this time but it was a distant option. Recently, the auction for this leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was concluded with two new teams- Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans also taking part in the process.
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