The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will kick off on March 26. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has acceded to the demands of Star, the host broadcaster which had asked for a Saturday start, as first reported by Cricbuzz.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the IPL Governing Council (GC) on Thursday (February 24) evening.
55 matches will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai while Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium will be the venue for the remaining 15 games.
The decision to organise the tournament in one state was taken during BCCI’s IPL governing council virtual meet on Thursday evening.
The members earlier contemplated organising IPL matches at respective home venues, but taking cue from last year when BCCI felt that travelling enabled breach of secure bio-bubble, the board doesn’t want to take any further risks.
There has been no decision with regards to play-offs but Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium is likely to host the final.
With PTI inputs