The BCCI gave good news to all the cricket lovers on Friday by announcing the IPL 2022 Schedule, Format and Groups.This year it’s a complete change in format of matches played than usual Ipl matches held previously. The new season, which will feature ten teams, will begin on March 26 and conclude on May 29.
The board also acknowledged that four places in Mumbai and Pune [corridor] will host up to 70 league matches, 14 more than the IPL 2021, which featured only eight teams. The decision to start the matches in a single hub was made in order to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 virus.
Number of matches and playoffs in IPL 2022 Schedule
From March 26 to May 29, there will be 74 matches in the IPL 2022. In Mumbai and Pune, 70 league matches will be played. The BCCI announced on Friday that the locations for the four play-off matches, including the final, will be determined at a later date. During the league stages, each team will play 14 matches.
Venues of IPL 2022 and Matches
All 70 league matches were played at three stadiums in Mumbai and one in Pune.
- 1.Wankande Stadium [ Mumbai] – 20 matches
- 2. Brabourne Stadium [ Mumbai] – 15 matches
- 3.DY Patil Stadium [ Pune] – 20 matches
- 4.MCA International Stadium [ Pune] – 15 matches
So basically logic behind this division is 4 matches each will be in Wankande and DY Patil [played] by all 10 teams.
Also, 3 matches each played in Brabourne and MCA International stadium [played] by all 10 teams.
Groups and New Format of IPL 2022
All 10 teams of the Indian Premier league divided into 5 teams each [ Group A and Group B]
Group A teams
1.Mumbai Indians : Mumbai Indians one of the most successful teams in the history with 5 titles will participate in Group A . Mumbai Indians will play against KKR, RR, DC, LSG and CSK two times in the tournament and play with GT, PBKS, RCB and SRH once.
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2.Kolkata Knight Riders : Kolkata Knight Riders another strong team in the Ipl with 2 trophies will play in Group A. Kolkata Knight Riders will play against MI, RR, DC, LSG and SRH two times and will play with CSK, RCB, PBKS and GT once.
3.Rajasthan Royals : Rajasthan Royals inaugural champions of Ipl with 1 trophy will play in Group A.Rajasthan Royals will play against MI, KKR, DC, LSG and RCB two times and play with CSK, SRH, PBKS and GT once.
4.Delhi Capitals : Delhi Capitals, one of the strongest teams in recent times, will play in Group A. Delhi Capitals will play against MI, KKR, RR, LSG and PBKS two times and will play with CSK, SRH, RCB and GT once.
5.Lucknow Super Giants : Lucknow Super Giants the new team will also participate in this Group A tournament. Lucknow Super Giants will play against MI, KKR, RR, DC and GT two times and will play with CSK, SRH, RCB and PBKS once.
Group B teams
1.Chennai Super Kings : Chennai Super Kings the most successful franchise winning 4 trophies will play in Group B team.Chennai Super Kings will play against SRH, RCB, PBKS, GT and MI two times and will play with KKR, RR, DC and LSG once.
2.SunRisers Hyderabad : The SunRisers Hyderabad one of the best teams in Ipl with 1 trophy will play in Group B team.SunRisers Hyderabad will play against CSK, RCB, PBKS, GT and KKR two times and will play with MI, RR, DC and LSG once.
3.Royal Challengers Bengalore : Royal Challengers Bengaluru one of the amazing teams in Ipl will play in Group B team.Royal Challengers Bengaluru will play against CSK, SRH, PBKS, GT and RR two times and play with MI, KKR, DC and LSG once.
4.Punjab Kings : Punjab Kings is one of the exciting teams in the Ipl.They will play in Group B team.Punjab Kings will play against CSK, SRH, RCB, GT and DC two times and will play with MI, KKR, RR and LSG once.
5.Gujarat Titans : Gujarat Titans one of the new teams in the Ipl will play in Group B team.Gujarat Titans will play against CSK, SRH, RCB, PBKS and LSG two times and will play MI, KKR, RR and DC once.
Overall with the release of new teams, format and Groups it is going to be one of the best Ipl since its inception.The Auction of players even made it one of the exciting tournament.The festival of ipl will start for all cricket lovers will start from 26th March till the finals on 29th May.All cricket enthusiasts will look forward for a good cricket experience in this new version of IPL 2022 league.
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