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Tata IPL 2022 to start on March 26, league to be held in Maharashtra: The all-important T20 extravaganza of the BCCI is all set to begin on March 26 (Saturday), confirms the chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Patel also informed that the tournament will end on May 29th.

Besides the dates, it has also been informed that around 40 per cent of fans will be allowed in the stadiums to watch the live-action at the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season fifteen.

“The IPL will start on Saturday, March 26,” IPL chairman Brijesh Patel told PTI after the governing council meeting on Thursday.

With the addition of the two new IPL teams, Lucknow SuperGiants and Gujarat Titans, to the roaster, the total number of matches to be played has also increased. In season fifteen, as many as 74 matches will be organised with each team playing 14 matches in the league stages.

Of 74 games, 70 will be held in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil ground and the MCA’s Gahunje Stadium in Pune.

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The initial 55 matches will be held in the Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil ground while for the next 15 games, teams will travel to Pune.

The Indian cricket board hasn’t confirmed the venue of the playoff battles, but the BCCI is likely to organise the IPL 2022 Playoffs in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.

“Spectators will be allowed as per guidelines set by the Maharashtra government and to start with, it will be 40 per cent. If the COVID situation remains under control and cases decline, it might be full house at the business end,” a source said.

“Each team will play the same number of games at each of the stadiums. Mumbai Indians will play four games at Wankhede Stadium. We are having as many as 12 double headers and it was decided that Saturday start (march 26) allows us to host a doubleheader on Sunday,” an IPL source told.

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