The IPL 2022 league phase will see 55 matches played across three venues in Mumbai and another 15 matches in Pune, according to a report by Cricbuzz.
The matches in Mumbai will be played between Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium. The MCA International Stadium will host the games in Pune.
The report further states that all teams will play four matches each at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium, and three each at Brabourne and Pune.
The venues for the playoffs and the final are yet to be determined.
IPL 2022 will start on March 26 or March 27
The 2022 IPL season is set to start on one of two dates, according to the Cricbuzz report – either March 26 or March 27.
March 26, Saturday, would be the official broadcaster’s preferred date. The date of the final, however, would have been set for Sunday, May 29.
The final decision on venues and dates will likely be made tomorrow, when the IPL Board is due to meet.
With the addition of Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, IPL 2022 will see the number of participating teams increase from eight to ten. The competition will adopt a new format, with teams split into two groups of five.
Each team will play the other teams in its group twice. They will also face a team from the other group twice, and the other four teams once, for a total of 14 matches per franchise in the group stage.
The points table will be consolidated and not separated for the two groups. The playoffs will proceed as they did, with the top four teams advancing to the Round of 16.
The two highest-ranked teams will face off in Qualifier 1, while the teams finishing third and fourth will play in the Eliminator. The losers of Qualifier 1 will face the winners of the Eliminator from Qualifier 2.
The winners of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2 will play in the final.