It was announced by the IPL Governing Council on Friday that all league stage matches of the 15th season of IPL will be played in Mumbai and Pune. IPL 2022 will start from March 26, while its final match will be played on May 29.
This time a total of 70 league matches will be played which will be played in four stadiums in Mumbai and Pune. However, where the playoff matches will be played will be decided later.
This time a total of 10 teams will participate in this tournament and these teams have been divided into two groups. Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants have been kept in Group A.
Whereas Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans have been given place in the group.
Group A – Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants.
Group B – Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans.
This season out of 70 league matches, 20 matches will be played at Wankhede Stadium, 15 matches at Baybarn Stadium, 20 matches at DY Patil Stadium and 15 matches at MCA International Stadium (Pune).
All the teams have to play four matches at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium while three matches each at Bayburn Stadium and MCA International Stadium.
In this season, all the 10 teams have to play 14-14 league matches in which 7 matches are to be played at their home ground and the same number of matches are to be played outside.
All teams will play two matches with five teams while the other four teams will play one match in which two matches will be played at home and two matches will be played outside. This time the team has been divided into two groups according to their success.
The group is divided on the basis of which team became the champion how many times and how many times it has reached the final.
This time there are five teams in two groups, each of these teams will play two matches with the teams of their group while playing two matches with one team of the other group.
As Mumbai team is at the first position in Group A, they will play two matches each with KKR, Rajasthan, Delhi and Gujarat in their group, while in the second group they will also play two matches with the first place CSK.
Apart from this, a match will be played with other teams of Group B. The same way will happen with every team.