The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now all set to introduce the schedule and fixture of the upcoming Tata IPL 2022 after solving the puzzle of venues and practice grounds for the ten IPL teams. As per the reports of the top media houses, the BCCI will reveal the IPL 2022 schedule on Sunday i.e., 06th March 2022.
The cricket board has already zeroed down on the dates of commencement of the gala Indian tournament. 26th March has been marked as the date for the Tata IPL 2022 opener while the final will be held on May 29.
If the reports are to be believed, as many as 12 doubleheaders have been scheduled in the two-month-long tournament.
With a jam-packed international season ahead, the BCCI couldn’t extend the window of the ten teams’ IPL.
3 days quarantine period for overseas players:
Meanwhile, the BCCI is contemplating reducing the quarantine period for overseas players. As of now, five days of mandatory isolation is needed for any international traveller. During those five days quarantine, three RT-PCR tests will be done that has to come negative for the player to join his respective IPL team.
The Indian cricket authority is working closely with the state health authorities and central government bodies to reduce the quarantine period. The move is to reduce it to three days quarantine.
5 practice pitches for 10 IPL teams:
The BCCI had several challenges in front before organising the fifteenth edition of the IPL. The biggest was to provide all ten IPL teams with a substantial practice space. With the tournament being scheduled in Maharashtra only, the problem got bigger due to area constraints.
However, addressing the concern, the BCCI has identified five training grounds for the IPL teams. All the teams will get the licence to practice on these identified grounds from March 14-15.
The five training grounds include – the MCA ground in suburban Bandra Kurla Complex, MCA ground in Thane, the Dr DY Patil University ground and a football pitch along with the CCI (Cricket Club of India) and the Reliance Corporate Park ground in Ghansoli.
The players from different parts of the world will begin arriving in India from March 8 and will subsequently join their bio-secure bubble after completing the necessary checks after their arrival.
25 Per cent fans for Tata IPL 2022:
The top officials of the Maharashtra government held a meeting with the office-bearers of the BCCI and MCA, a few days ago. During the meeting, the issue of fans’ involvement was raised, whether they will be allowed in the stadiums or not.
With the approval of the government, around 25 per cent of fully vaccinated fans will be allowed to cross the stadium gates and watch the live-action of the Tata IPL 2022.