BCCI president Sourav Ganguly revealed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is more likely to be held in India. The former India captian also mentioned that the board is planning to host the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai and Pune.
“It (IPL 2022) will be held in India this year, until and unless the COVID-19 hits the roof. So far, it has been decided that the IPL will be played in India. As far as venues are concerned, we are looking at hosting the matches in Maharashtra – Mumbai and Pune. We will then take a call on the venue for the knockout stages,” said Sourav Ganguly.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will see 74 league games with two new teams – Lucknow Super Giants and Ahmedabad – taking the number of teams to 10. Notably, there are three stadiums available in Mumbai — Wankhede, DY Patil and the CCI, Brabourne and one stadium available in Pune.
The president also shared his opinion on India’s premier domestic tournament which is likely to be held in two phase this time around after being cancelled last year.
“Obviously, we missed one year of Ranji Trophy – the 2020-21 season. It is the most important tournament in India, and we always wanted to organise it. But what the world has seen in the last two years, I don’t think it has happened in anybody’s lifetime.
The upcoming IPL 2022 series will be a two-month-long affair.