Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is impressed with the arrangements for the IPL 2022 playoffs.
On April 23, the BCCI Apex Council scheduled the IPL 2022 playoffs to be held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
IPL 2022 playoffs to be staged in Kolkata and Ahmedabad
Eden Gardens in Kolkata, with a capacity of 68,000 people, will conduct the Qualifier round 1 and the Eliminator match on May 24 & 25 respectively. The Qualifier round 2 and the final will be staged in Ahmedabad. The BCCI stated that the playoffs will be played with the full capacity of the crowds in the stands.
The Indian board also confirmed that the Women’s Twenty20 Challenge, which was scrapped last year amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place in Lucknow.
“As far as the men’s IPL knock-out stage matches are concerned, it would be held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad, with hundred per cent attendance allowed for the matches to be played after the league staged finishes on May 22,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said after a BCCI apex council meeting of the board on Saturday, as reported by news agency PTI.
“The Women’s Challenge series will be held between May 24-28 at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium,” he added.
BCCI was satisfied with the arrangements at Eden Gardens: CAB President
According to another report by PTI, a BCCI team visited Eden Gardens and conducted a recce of the facilities of the venue, as mentioned by CAB. The team also met CAB president Avishek Dalmiya and secretary Snehashis Ganguly.
“The meeting was fruitful. The team was satisfied with the arrangements,“ Avishek Dalmiya was quoted as saying in the report.
This will be the first time since IPL 2019 that the IPL playoffs will be played in India. The playoffs of the last two seasons were staged in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) owing to the devastating conditions in India wreaked by the COVID-19 virus.