After the important meeting of the Government of Maharashtra and BCCI regarding IPL 2022, it was decided that only 25 percent of the spectators will get entry in the initial matches of IPL. This decision will apply to matches played between March 26 and April 15. However, after this, considering the situation of Kovid, the number of viewers can also be increased.
On Wednesday, Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray, Minister Eknath Shinde in the Maharashtra government held a meeting with BCCI’s acting CEO Hemang Amin and key officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association regarding the arrangements for the tournament. This important decision was taken after this meeting.
Let us tell you that this time out of 70 league matches to be played in IPL, 55 matches will be played in Mumbai while 15 matches will be played in Pune. All these matches will be played in four stadiums in which 20 matches will be played at Wankhede Stadium, 15 matches will be played at Braban Stadium, 20 matches will be played at DY Patil Stadium and 15 matches will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Ground, Pune.
The first match of the season will be played between former finalists Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. This time the 10 teams of IPL have been divided into two virtual groups. Mumbai, Kolkata, Rajasthan, Delhi and Lucknow teams have been given place in Group A, while Chennai, Bangalore, Punjab, Hyderabad and Gujarat have been included in Group B.
This time the format is a bit different. Each team will play two matches each with its group and the team opposite it, while the rest of the other group will play one match each. However, after each team has played 14 matches, the teams will go ahead on the basis of points as it used to be.
Teams will start arriving from March 8. After being quarantined for 5 days, the team will also start practicing from March 14.