- The Brijesh Patel-led management (BCCI) has finally come to the conclusion that IPL 2022 will start from the 26th March this year.
- Most likely this year all matches will be played in Maharashtra.
- The BCCI has not decided on the playoff’s yet
- Women’s T20 matches will be played simultaneously with the IPL 2022 playoffs.
- BCCI will finalize its IPL media rights (40,000 crores for 5 years) in the next 48 to 72 hours
With every new passing day, the craze for IPL is increasing among the people like never before. The BCCI has announced that the IPL will start from March 26 this year and all matches except the playoffs will be played in Maharashtra as decided by the Brijesh Patel-led management.
Confirming this, BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla said,
“IPL 2022 will start on 26th March. IPL this year will be played in Maharashtra. We are confident that some percentage of spectators will be allowed at the stadiums. We will go by the Government guidelines,”
Follow the breakdown structure of all the matches below:
- Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium will conduct 20 Matches
- Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium will conduct 20 Matches
- Pune’s MCA international Stadium will conduct 15 Matches
- Mumbai’s Brabourne stadium will conduct 15 Matches
The schedules and the playoffs have not been decided yet but as soon as BCCI releases and updates will keep you posted.
A few other important decisions made by the governing authority in the IPL was that the Women’s T20 Challenge will continue and will be played alongside the IPL 2022 (men’s) playoffs. As per reports, the women’s IPL will also be taking place from next year onwards.
What about IPL Media Rights?
The much-awaited media rights will also be released soon, which according to BCCI will take 48 to 72 hours to decide. IPL GC will confirm the tender document today and it will be released in the market in the next 48-72 hours.
The BCCI is expected to receive an amount of over Rs 40,000 crore for the media rights of 5 years by social and eCommerce giants like Disney Star, Reliance, Amazon, and Sony.
Now let’s have clarity on the way these matches are going to be conducted.
10 teams will play a total of 14 league matches where each team will play 5 teams twice and the remaining 4 teams only once. To understand clearly, there will be two groups, and for each group, there will remain 5 teams each. The two group teams are decided based on the number of championships they have played in their final matches.
Have a look at the Virtual group below to understand well:
|Group A||Group B|
To summarize, every team will have to play twice with the two teams from their own group whereas the same team has to also place with the team from the other group (in the same row) which will be only once during the season, and every team will have to follow the same guideline.
So, you see this year is going to be exciting and when you see how complicated the structure is, but one thing is for sure the more complicated it will be, the best it will showcase in the end. This IPL season is going to be the best season expectedly because unlike last year you’ll not find veterans but new blood with new energy and enthusiasm.