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IPL 2022 Start Date Confirmed by IPL Chairman, Final Date

IPL 2022 Start Date: The upcoming IPL 2022 will kickstart from March 26, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed on Thursday evening (February 24). The 15th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League is set to play with 10 teams in total.

With the inclusion of 2 new teams, BCCI have introduced new format for the upcoming season where a total of 74 matches will be played including 4 playoff matches.

In the recently concluded IPL 2022 Auction, Ishan Kishan becomes the most expensive player in IPL 2022 Auction. In the 2 days mega event, all 10 teams have packed their squad for IPL 2022 with a minimum of 18 members to a maximum of 25 members.

IPL 2022 Start Date

IPL chairman Brijesh Patel has confirmed the news and revealed that the tournament will not be played out in front of empty stands like the last few editions, barring the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

Brijesh Patel
Brijesh Patel

“The IPL will kick off on March 26, the full schedule will come soon. We will also have crowds but as per the policy of the Maharashtra government. Whether it will be 25 or 50 percent of the stadium capacity will be decided by the government instruction,” the IPL chairman told.

The ten-team showpiece event will be held in India, with Maharashtra hosting the league stage.

Mumbai and Pune will host the 70-game league stage, with 55 games to be held in Mumbai’s three venues and the remaining 15 in Pune (20 at the Wankhede Stadium, 15 at Brabourne Stadium, 20 more at DY Patil Stadium and 15 at Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) ground in Gahunje, Pune).

The venues for the playoffs are not yet decided. However, Ahmedabad remains a frontrunner to host the knockouts. When asked about it, Patel said, “We will decide about the play-offs later.” The full schedule of the IPL 2022 edition will be out soon.

This year’s season will see two new teams making their respective debuts, i.e. the KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans.

The IPL 15 final will be held on May 29. The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are the defending champions, who won the trophy for the fourth time during last year’s edition by beating KKR in the final.

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