The most awaited lucrative tournament, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) is all set to commence on March 26. The two main cities, Mumbai and Pune will be the hosts for the tournament.
BCCI’s decision to host the IPL 2022 in Mumbai and Pune
55 tentative matches will take place at the Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Meanwhile, the Pune Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium will be the venue for the rest 15 games. All decisions are taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The BCCI’s IPL governing council is the decision head behind organizing the tournament in one state. The meeting took place via a virtual meeting on Thursday evening. The earlier decision of IPL 2022 was to hold it at respective home venues. They came to the conclusion was made to avoid the breach of the secure bio-bubble during the pandemic. The board is not keen on taking any further risks.
BCCI’s statement on their decision
BCCI officials said that they are not interested in inviting a situation like last season where they had to cancel the Indian Premier League mid-way. The bio-bubble was breached in IPL teams. The transportation and logistics will be much safer if the game is played in one state where they can travel by bus.
The Indian Cricket Board has finalized MCA-BKC ground, DY Patil, and Brabourne as the practice 406venues for ten IPL 2022 teams. They might add some more venues to the list over the course. Thane Daddoji Kondev Stadium and MCA-Kandivali will probably be the other additions.
IPL 2022 will be a ten-team tournament after the Indian board’s addition of two new franchises. Ahmedabad’s Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants.
T20 Exhibition game for women
Board of Control of Cricket in India also has other plans in their backyard such as a Women’s T20 exhibition game in Pune. However, a discussion took place on the board to conduct a fully packed women’s IPL next year.
IPL 2022: Javagal Srinath and Pragyan Ojha to be in suspect action committee
Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath and Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha will be part of the suspect action committee for IPL 2022. An Umpire from India in addition, be a part of the suspect committee to look after the cases related to suspect bowling action during the IPL.