IPL Status 2022 – IPL 2022 News, Controversies, Fines & More

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IPL Status 2022
IPL Status 2022

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IPL Status 2022: The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League is being played from March 26, 2022 and to be concluded with the final match on May 29, 2022. This year’s IPL is named after TATA for sponsorship reasons and is known as TATA IPL 2022.

The group stage of the tournament is being played entirely in the state of Maharashtra, with Mumbai and Pune hosting the matches. The IPL 2022 full schedule was announced on 6 March 2022.

After a decade, the cash-rich league tournament is being played with a total of 10 teams where 2 new teams have been included prior to the season’s mega auction.

IPL 2022 Latest News

  • On April 28, Mumbai Indians named Kumar Kartikeya Singh as a replacement player for injured Arshad Khan.
  • On April 22, DC’s head coach Ricky Ponting skipped the match against Rajasthan Royals after one of his family members who was staying with him at the team hotel tested positive for COVID19. READ FULL NEWS: Ricky Ponting skips Rajasthan Royals Match
  • On April 21, CSK named Matheesha Pathirana as Adam Milne’s replacement who suffered a hamstring injury in CSK’s first match against Kolkata Knight Riders and has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
  • On April 15, the first COVID19 case gits the tournament. DC physiotherapist Patrick Farhart has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • On April 15, KKR announced that Rasikh Salam has been ruled out of IPL 2022 because of a lower back injury and Harshit Rana will replace him in the KKR squad.
  • On April 12, while fielding against Gujarat Titans, the Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Washington Sundar suffered a hand injury and had to leave the field. Head coach Tom Moody revealed that it was a case of split webbing and could render the all-rounder on the sidelines for a bit.
  • On April 6, Rajasthan Royals pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile ruled out of IPL 2022 due to injury. The pacer had picked an injury while playing the opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad, which the Royals had won by 61 runs.
  • On April 3, Rajat Patidar has been roped in as a replacement for the injured Luvnith Sisodia for the rest of the season by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • Brian Lara, who had taken a small break from his IPL duties to attend the Shane Warne’s memorial service in Melbourne on March 31, has returned and gone into quarantine. Notably, the West Indian legend, the batting coach with SRH, had taken permission from the franchise to attend the service.
  • On March 24, ahead of the IPL 2022 season, MS Dhoni hand over the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja and decides to continue to represent the CSK as a team member in IPL 2022.
  • On March 26, BCCI confirmed that 25 percent audience will be allowed inside the stadium in the four venues in Mumbai and Pune.
  • On March 18, pacer Mark Wood has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2022 after suffering an injury on his right elbow during England’s ongoing Test series in West Indies. Wood was bought for a whopping sum of INR 7.5 Crore by Lucknow in the auction earlier this year.
  • On March 15, BCCI announced that breach of COVID protocols by players and team officials during IPL 2022 will attract serious sanctions, ranging from a one-match suspension to seven-day re-quarantine, to ostracisation from the tournament. Check full IPL 2022 Bio Bubble Rules, Fines for Team, Players and Family.

IPL 2022 Fines 

  • On April 25, LSG captain KL Rahul has been fined INR 24 lakhs for his team’s slow overrate in the win against Mumbai Indians. It is the team’s second offence and the rest of the playing XI will be fined INR 6 lakhs or 25% of the match fee, whichever is lower.
  • On April 23, DC skipper Rishabh Pant and Thakur were fined 100% and 50% of their match fee respectively while batting coach Pravin Amre has been fined 100% of his match and handed a one-match ban for a breach of the IPL’s code of conduct following the game against Rajasthan Royals.
  • On April 20, LSG skipper KL Rahul was fined 20% of his match fee post the game against RCB for a code of conduct breach. Rahul admitted to the Level 1 offence of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. His teammate Marcus Stoinis meanwhile was given an official reprimand for another breach of the code of conduct in the same game.
  • On April 16, Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul was fined INR 12 lakhs after his team maintained a slow over rate during the second innings in their match against Mumbai Indians. LSG went on to win the clash by 18 runs with Rahul making a century while MI suffered their sixth consecutive loss.
  • On April 8, Delhi Capitals’ captain Rishabh Pant was docked INR 12 Lakhs for his team’s first overrate offence of the season, in their 6-wicket loss to Lucknow Super Giants last evening.
  • On March 30, SRH was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in their 61-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals where Kane Williamson copped a fine of INR 12 Lakhs.
  • On March 27, Mumbai Indians were fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the afternoon game against Delhi Capitals. As it was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to a minimum over-rate offence, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined INR 12 lakhs.

IPL 2022 Controversies

Harshal and Parag Gets into an Argument

On April 26, At the end of the first innings of the RCB vs RR match, RCB’s Harshal Patel and Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag get into a heated argument while both players walk toward their respective dugouts.

Harshal bowled the last over the of the innings and Parag hit two sixes, one of which came off the last ball. Riyan Parag struck 18 runs off the last over from Harshal Patel which includes a couple of sixes with a boundary.

RR ended the innings after scoring 144 runs for 8 wickets loss where Riyan Parag scored his second IPL half-century and remains unbeaten for 56 runs. The exact reason for the argument was not known while the clash has been disbanded by the teammates.

DC vs RR No ball Controversy

During the match against Rajasthan Royals, the same match which Ricky Ponting skipped, Rishabh Pant gestered DC’s batsmen to return to the pavilion while staying behind the boundary line where batting coach Pravin Amre gets into the playing area and had an heated argument with the umpires regarding the delivery which they thought a no ball.

Rajasthan Royals pacer Obed McCoy had bowled a full-toss on the third ball of the over and the Delhi Capitals camp thought it was a definite no-ball.

In the end, Obed McCoy was able to deliver the final three balls on a good spot and Delhi Capitals stumbled to a 15-run loss.

Amre has been fined 100% of his match and handed a one-match ban for his offence. Pant and Thakur were fined 100% and 50% of their match fee respectively. All three DC members have accepted their sanctions.

READ Full Article: DC vs RR No ball Controversy: Rishabh, Thakur Fined; Pravin Amre Suspended for a Match

Pant urges players to return to pavillion(image: IPL)
Pant urges players to return to pavillion(image: IPL)

Ashwin’s Retired Out 

During IPL 2022 league match between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants at the Wankhede Stadium saw Ravichandran Ashwin become the first batter in IPL history to be tactically retired out.

Promoted to No. 6, Ashwin was on 28 off 23 when he walked off, allowing Riyan Parag to join Shimron Hetmyer in the middle. Parag ended up scoring eight off four balls. Hetmyer struck 59 off 36 as RR finished on 165 for 6.

Only four batters, including Ashwin, have been dismissed retired out in T20s.

  • R. Ashwin Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2022
  • Sonam Tobgay Bhutan vs Maldives  T20I, 2019
  • Sunzamul Islam Cumilla Warriors vs CC  BPL 2019
  • Shahid Afridi Pakistanis vs Northants  Tour Match, 2010
first batter to be retired out in IPL
Ashwin becomes the first batter to be tactically retired out in IPL

Kane Williamson Controversial Dismissal

The incident happened in the game between SRH and Rajasthan Royals on March 29. SRH skipper Kane Williamson was adjudged to be caught out by Devdutt Padikal. The replays indicated that the ball had touched the ground before Padikkal caught it.

Williamson opened alongside Abhishek Sharma in SRH’s opening match of the season. After Trent Boult gave away just 2 runs in the first over, Prasidh Krishna arrived to bowl the second and quickly gave Rajasthan Royals their first wicket of the match.

That wicket was of none other than Williamson. The Kiwi stalwart only managed to stay for 7 balls, scoring 2 runs. However, the manner of his dismissal saw the third umpire draw plenty of flak.

It was the 4th delivery of Krishna’s over that took the outside edge of Williamson’s bat and went towards the wicket-keeper Samson. The Rajasthan Royals skipper failed to complete the catch as the ball slipped off his right hand and went towards the first-slip fielder Devdutt Padikkal.

Padikkal seemed to have failed to complete a clean catch, with the ball looking to have touched the ground before the fielder was able to gain full control over it.

Regarding this SRH team management has written to the Indian Premier League (IPL) officials, protesting the third umpire’s decision against their skipper in their first match against Rajasthan Royals at the MCA Stadium in Pune on March 29.