Indian Premier League 2022 starts on March 26th

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 starts on March 26th. The decision was made at a meeting of the IPL Governing Council (GC) on Thursday evening (February 24).

IPL 2022 starts in the last week of March.  (Courtesy of BCCI)

IPL 2022 starts in the last week of March. (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indian Premier League 2022 starts on March 26th
  • The decision was made at a meeting of the IPL Governing Council
  • The league phase of the IPL 2022 will be played at 4 venues in Mumbai and Pune

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will start on March 26 in Mumbai after Thursday’s IPL Governing Body meeting. The decision was made at a meeting of the IPL Governing Council (GC) on Thursday evening (February 24).

The 10-team IPL edition features 70 league games and begins just 11 days after the Indian cricket team ended their ongoing bid against Sri Lanka. The league phase of Indian Premier League 2022 will be played in 4 venues in Mumbai and Pune with the final being played in Ahmedabad on May 29 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

55 league games are played in Mumbai while 15 are played in Pune. Each team will play 4 games at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium and 3 each at Brabourne Stadium and MCA Stadium. The final of IPL 2022 will be played on May 30th at Narendra Modi Stadium, popularly known as Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad. Playoffs are also played at Motera Stadium.

The 2022 IPL, which will see the addition of two new teams in Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants, will see an increase of 14 games in the league stage. Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, will look to defend their title and equal the Mumbai Indians’ record for most successful franchise. Before that, the IPL 2022 mega-auction was held in Bengaluru on February 12-13, where all 10 franchises bought players and assembled their rosters for the upcoming 15th edition of the league.

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