IPL 2022: Mumbai To Host 55 Matches, Remaining 15 Set To Be Held In Pune

Updated - 23 Feb 2022, 06:39 PM

TATA IPL 2022. Photo- BCCI
TATA IPL 2022. Photo- BCCI

The IPL 2022 season will be played across four venues, three in Mumbai and one in Pune, a report in Cricbuzz revealed. The three stadiums that will host 55 matches in total are the Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, and DY Patil Stadium. The remaining 15 games will be held at the MCA International Stadium in Pune.

The schedule has been constructed such that each of the ten franchises will play four matches at the Wankhede and DY Patil Stadium and three each at Brabourne and MCA International. The new season will see two new teams so the number of matches has increased.

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai (Image Credit: Twitter)

The start date for the same is yet to be confirmed but the host broadcaster, Star Sports, is keen on kicking off on March 26 while another choice is to start the league on March 27. The final decision regarding the same will be taken in the IPL governing council meeting set to take place on February 24.

Star wants IPL 2022 to start on Saturday in order to accommodate a doubleheader on Sunday

According to the official broadcasters, kicking things off on March 27, Saturday will allow a doubleheader to take place on Sunday, which is the norm in the IPL. The negotiations are still ongoing at the moment which is the reason why the BCCI hasn’t made an official announcement regarding the schedule as of yet.

IPL 2022
IPL 2022

We understand that a Saturday start helps the broadcaster to kick-start the league with a bang with three matches in the first weekend. A Sunday inauguration would not permit that. The BCCI and the broadcasters were in discussion over this and eventually, it could be on March 26,” a franchise official stated.

As per BCCI’s plans, the tournament begins on March 27 and ends on May 29. Based on this, Star Sports has also asked the commentators of the league to make themselves available from March 19 to June 7 via email.

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