The biggest festival of the cricket is not that much away. After two years the biggest festival is back in India and it will now be the biggest blockbuster. For the last two years, IPL has been conducted in UAE and Dubai. Last year first phase has been scheduled in India but due to Covid 19, BCCI has to shift it to UAE.
Now the date has been announced of IPL 2022. 26 March 2022 is the date of India’s biggest festival. Saturday, 26th March IPL will start its journey of 70 matches. This time IPL would be a little more special as two new franchises are listed in the IPL. Gujarat Titans and Lucknow supergiants new debutants this year.
Many surprises are also there in this IPL as competition gets a little harder after the auction. Some surprising moments include Hardik Pandya leading Gujarat Titans against his former franchise Mumbai Indians. Rashid Khan will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ashwin and Butler are in the same team, Hooda, and Kunal is in the same team. So this IPL is going to be a mega-blockbuster in the history of Indian cricket.
Reports claim IPL to start on 26 March 2022
According to sources, BCCI is scheduled to start IPL on 26 March 2022. It was decided that IPL surely start on 27th March but BCCI has planned to schedule a doubleheader on Sunday so the date shifts one day earlier. In the history of IPL, we never witnessed a doubleheader on the opening day of IPL so 26 March 2022 is the final date for IPL opening.
This year 70 matches are scheduled which 55 are going to schedule in Mumbai and 15 are scheduled in Pune. According to sources, “55 matches spread over three venues – Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, and DY Patil Stadium – in Mumbai and 15 more matches in the MCA International Stadium in Pune is likely to be the distribution of the league games for IPL 2022,” Cricbuzz also reported, “Further, all teams are set to play four games each at the Wankhede, DY Patil Stadium, and three apiece at Brabourne and Pune,”
Did Mumbai Indians have an extra advantage as IPL schedule in Maharashtra?
Mumbai Indians got a better advantage as IPL got a schedule in Maharashtra. Rohit Sharma is their local boy and Mumbai did well in their hometown. Another aspect clearly withdraws the statement that Mumbai will get an extra advantage in this IPL. As Hardik Pandya, Kunal Pandya, and Trent Boult said goodbye to Mumbai. Still, they are left with Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma along with Ishan Kishan who know better to bat in pitches of Maharashtra.