IPL 2022 likely to commence on April 02 in Chennai

IPL 2022 likely to commence on April 02 in Chennai

The inaugural match of IPL 2022 is likely to take place in Chepauk Stadium.

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IPL trophy. (Photo Source: BCCI/Twitter)

IPL 2022 is all set to begin from April 02 in India as per the latest reports. The 2021 phase of the IPL 2021 was half played in India and half in the UAE due to COVID-19 concerns in the nation. However, it was already stated earlier that the 2022 edition will be fully back in India and as per the current reports, the event will kick off on April 02.

IPL 2022 unlike the previous season will have 10 teams fighting for the glory as Ahmedabad and Lucknow have been decided as the two new teams. It will also have a mega auction ahead of it where teams will settle down for new combinations. The whole season would be covered in 60 days and the final is slated to be played in early June.

“I know you all are waiting to see the CSK play at Chepauk. Well, the moment is not very far. The 15th season of the IPL will take place in India and it will be more exciting than ever with two new teams joining. We have a mega auction coming up, so it will be interesting to see what the new combinations look like,” a BCCI official said as quoted by Cricbuzz.

The IPL 2022 is likely to begin with Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium

Each team will play 14 league games wherein seven will be on their home and seven on away venues. The event is likely to begin in Chennai and hence, Chepauk will be the favourite venue. CSK stands to be the defending champions and hence, they will kick off the proceedings but the opponents are still not confirmed. Ness Wadia recently proposed to BCCI the idea of having some off-season overseas IPL games.

“The BCCI must consider having off-season matches to be held in places where there is a big Indian diaspora. That will grow the IPL even more. A bunch of three or five games in the off-season based on player availability. Hypothetically, allow the top four franchisees every year to play a few games in, for example, Miami or in Toronto or in Singapore. It will only strengthen what already is a strong product, Ness Wadia said earlier in the day.