The BCCI is looking forward to hosting the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, which is likely to take place in Ahmedabad and Maharashtra. According to Secretary Jay Shah, the 15th season of IPL will start in the last week of March and will be played till the end of May. Reports have claimed that the 15th season of IPL will start in the last week of March and will be played till the end of May.
The Indian Cricket Board is making all efforts to stage the league in the country and is continuously assessing the COVID-19 situation in India. With the number of cases decreasing in many states, the BCCI is looking forward to holding a full season in India this year. In the year 2020, the IPL had to be completely shifted to the UAE due to the corona virus pandemic.
The tournament began in India last year and the first leg matches were played in the country before the COVID-19 outbreak broke out in several teams’ camps, prompting the BCCI to postpone the season and organize the second leg of the league once in the UAE. The BCCI has reportedly decided to host the entire league phase of IPL 2022 in Maharashtra to reduce the risk of COVID-19. According to the report published in Times of India. The BCCI is keen to hold the league stage matches at four venues in the state, which will be followed by the playoffs in Gujarat.
A source revealed to TOI:
“As of now, the Board is mulling organizing the league stage in Maharashtra, and the playoffs in Ahmedabad.”
The stadiums that have been discussed so far include Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, DY Patil Stadium, MCA (Maharashtra Cricket Association) Stadium in Pune as the four venues likely to host the IPL 2022 league stage.
The matches in Ahmedabad will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. There are going to be 70 matches in IPL 2022. Recently two new teams named CVC Capital (Ahmedabad Franchise) have been added.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to allow 25 percent crowd at venues of matches in IPL 2022. A final decision on whether or not to allow fans to attend matches will be taken later which will be completely bases on the COVID-19 situation in the country. State government officials are also keen to crowd the stadiums for this year’s IPL.
According to a Maharashtra Government politician:
“If the number of positive cases aren’t high around that time, the state government authorities are likely to allow around 25% capacity crowds for this year’s IPL.”
Registration for Indian Premier League has been done. The last auction ended on January 20. According to an official advisory issued, 1214 players have been registered for the event, out of which 318 are foreign players and 896 are Indian cricketers who have signed up for the auction and the event may take place in Bengaluru on February 12th and 13th.
Main Highlights of the League:
- The Lucknow franchise has picked KL Rahul for Rs 15 crore, Marcus Stoinis for Rs 11 crore and Ravi Bishnoi for Rs 4 crore.
- Hardik Pandya is expected to lead the Ahmedabad franchise team with Ashish Nehra and Gary Kirsten as mentors.
- The group made a huge bid of Rs. 7090 crore for newly formed team CVC Capital (Ahmedabad)
- Lucknow and Ahmedabad are the two new teams that have entered the league.