The IPL Governing Council took the major decisions about the TATA IPL 2022 season during their meeting yesterday.
IPL is starting from March 26
As announced on Friday by India’s premier cricket league, the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council, the league stage games for the 15th edition of the tournament will be played across four venues in Mumbai and Pune. On March 26, the IPL 2022 will kick off, and the final match will take place on May 29 to bring the tournament to a close.
Four international-standard venues in Mumbai and Pune will host a total of 70 league matches, bringing the total number of spectators in the city to 50,000. A later date will be set for the determination of the location of the playoff games. There will be 20 matches at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and 15 matches at Brabourne Stadium in the city of Brisbane (CCI). A total of 20 games will be played at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, with 15 games taking place at the MCA International Stadium in Pune.
Let’s have a glance at new format
All teams will play four matches each at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, while all teams will play three matches each at Brabourne Stadium (CCI) and MCA International Stadium in Pune, which are both located in the Indian city.
There will be a total of 70 league matches played by the 10 teams, with seven of them being played at home and seven away. Then there will be four playoff games played. Each of the first five opponents will be faced twice by each team, with the remaining four opponents only being faced once by each of the other two teams in the tournament (2 only home and 2 only away).
Based on the number of Indian Premier League championships they have won, followed by the number of final matches played in each of their respective leagues, the teams are divided into two virtual groups.
Team groups and venues
Group A: Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Lucknow Super Giants.
Group B: Chennai Super Kings, Sunrises Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Titans.
The following is a breakdown of matches based on the locations:
Mumbai – Wankhede Stadium 20 Matches
Mumbai – Brabourne Stadium (CCI) 15 Matches
Mumbai – DY Patil Stadium 20 Matches
Pune – MCA International Stadium 15 Matches
All teams will compete as follows:
A total of four matches will be played at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium.
In Pune, the CCI Brabourne Stadium (CCI) and the MCA International Stadium (MCA International Stadium) will each host three matches.
There will be a total of 70 league matches played after the four playoff matches, with the ten teams playing a total of 14 league matches (7 at home and 7 on the road). Then there will be four matches in the playoffs. Each team will play each of the first five opponents twice, with the remaining four opponents only being faced once by each of the other two teams (2 only home and 2 only away).
The teams have been divided into two virtual groups based on the number of IPL Championships they have won, followed by the number of Final matches they have played in each of the respective leagues.