Sourav Ganguly confirms IPL 2022 will be held in India until and unless the Covid situation deteriorates: In an important development for the Indian Premier League (IPL) fans, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed that the IPL 2022 will be staged in India “until and unless COVID-19 hits the roof.” The statement from the BCCI president takes the Indian fans to a joyous ride, who were waiting for the return of the lucrative league in India.
The Tata IPL 2022 Mega Auction is just a fortnight away and statements from the BCCI President concludes the entire concoction of IPL being staged outside India.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, Sourav Ganguly, further mentioned that the original plan is to host the league stages in Mumbai and Pune. The call for the playoffs will be taken somewhere midway through the tournament.
“It will be held in India this year, until and unless COVID-19 hits the roof,” Ganguly told Sportstar when asked about the venue of IPL 2022.
“As far as venues are concerned, we are looking at hosting the matches in Maharashtra – Mumbai, and Pune. We will take a call on the venues for the knockout stages later,” he added.
Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium will be the most probable venue to host the business end of the tournament.
Earlier, Jay Shah, BCCI secretary, informed that the fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League will commence from the last week of March and it will stretch until the end of May.
A few reports claimed that the most probable date of the IPL 2022 start is going to be March 27 with Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians taking on defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the tournament opener.
However, ahead of everything mentioned above, the IPL 2022 Mega Auction will be organised. The marquee event is slated to be held on 12th and 13th February in Bangaluru. As many as 590 players will go under the hammer to find their new IPL franchise.