IPL 2022 likely to begin on April 2 in Chennai
By SMCS - Nov 24, 2021 10:30 am
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to start the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 2, 2022. The fixtures are yet to be finalized but the BCCI has internally informed the key stakeholders that April 2 is the date and Chennai will be the venue as well.

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MS Dhoni ld CSK to its 4th IPL title

However, the 15th edition will have two more teams. So far 60 games among eight teams took place but next season will see 10 teams and 74 games as well and the BCCI has discussed internally that the tournament will continue over 60 days. The final, thus, could take place at the first weekend of June, that is either on June 4 or 5. Each team will play 14 league games with the current format of seven home and away games each as well.

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As Chennai Super Kings have won the title this season, Chepauk will be the first choice for the inaugural match but there is no official decision has been taken about their opponents. Notably, the IPL will be returning to India fully as the BCCI secretary Jay Shah has announced recently in Chennai, where CSK celebrated their fourth IPL title win. However, the full season of 2020 and a half-season of 2021 have been played in UAE due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in India.

IPL 2021 trophy

“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,” the BCCI secretary had revealed at the function.

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The last date of the IPL 2022 mega auction retention is November 30, while the auction is expected to be taking place in the first week of January 2022.

Meanwhile, Team India will play a two-match Test series against New Zealand. While the first Test will take place in Kanpur, the final one to take place in Mumbai from where the team will tour South Africa on December 8. The tour consists of three Test matches, as many ODIs and four Twenty20 Internationals as well.