Indian Premier League 2022 will kick off from the last week of March and will end in the last week of March, confirmed BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Saturday.
“I am delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and will run until May end,” Jay Shah said in a statement.
Going with reports, the board is planning the league from March 27, a week ahead of the scheduled plan.
Shah also said that most owners wanted the tournament to be held in India, adding that the board will leave nothing to chance to stage the league in India itself.
“A majority of the team owners expressed their wish that the tournament is held in India. The BCCI was always keen on staging the 2022 edition that will see two new teams — Ahmedabad and Lucknow — in India. I can tell you that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the IPL stays in India,” he said.
“The BCCI has not compromised on the health and safety of its stakeholders in the past and will concurrently work on Plan B since the Covid-19 situation with new variants remains fluid,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jay Shah also confirmed that the mega IPL auction will be held on February 12 and 13 but stopped short of declaring that the venue will be Bangalore.
“The mega IPL Auction will take place on February 12-13th and we will lock in the venues before that,” Shah said.