The 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on March 27 and the final of the cash-rich tournament will be played by the end of May. The BCCI will release the full schedule soon.
Taking a lesson from last year's experience during IPL 2021, the board is not ready to take unnecessary risks this time and will organize all 70 league matches in Maharashtra itself. The IPL 2022 players' auction recently concluded in Bangalore.
BCCI officials believe that by organizing the entire league phase in Maharashtra, flight travel can be avoided, which will reduce the risk of Covid-19. According to a report, Reliance Jio stadium has been included in the probable list of venues and most likely matches will be played at this ground as well. This stadium is equipped with all modern facilities and at present it is the home ground of Mumbai Indians.
BCCI has reportedly shortlisted six venues, four each in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad, for IPL 2022. However, Jio Stadium is yet to get clearance from the broadcast team. The IPL 2022 playoffs and final are expected to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.