IPL 2022 likely to kick off on April 2 in Chennai, says report
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to start the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 2, 2022.
The anticipation for the next season has grown after the announcement of two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow, which will make IPL 2022 a ten-team affair.
According to a Cricbuzz report, fixtures have not been finalized but the BCCI has internally conveyed to the key stakeholders that the board is planning to start IPL 2022 on April 2 in Chennai.
Since the 15th edition of the cash-rich league will have 10 teams and 74 games in all, the BCCI has discussed internally that the length of the season will be for over 60 days. As a result, the final could be played in the first weekend of June.
Meanwhile, it has been learned that the Indian team will leave for South Africa on December 8. The team will fly out from Mumbai where India will play their second and final Test against New Zealand from December 3 to 7. The tour consists of three Tests, as many ODIs and four Twenty20 Internationals.