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IPL 2022: Sourav Ganguly reveals venues for group stage matches

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Thursday, February 3, confirmed that the India Premier League (IPL) 2022 is all set to be held in India as long as the COVID-19 situation remains normal. Till the time Corona does not reach the IPL, the league will continue to be held in India. Otherwise, like last time, some other solution will have to be postponed. IPL 2022 will see at least 74 league games with two new teams. Lucknow Super Giants and Ahmedabad. The T20 league will take the field to take on a total of 10 teams. Meanwhile, in an interview with Sportstar, Ganguly revealed that Mumbai and Pune will host the league stage matches of IPL 2022, while the venue for the knockout games will be decided later. ( ipl venues for matches)

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Maharashtra to host matches in Mumbai and Pune

IPL 2022 will be held in India this year, until COVID-19 enters the IPL. So far it has been decided that IPL will be played in India. As far as venues are concerned, we are looking at hosting matches in Maharashtra-Mumbai and Pune. After that we will decide on the venue of the knockout stage. Notably, there are three stadiums available in Mumbai – Wankhede, DY Patil and CCI, Brabourne. In addition, a stadium is available in Pune.

Narendra Modi Stadium to host play-off (ipl venues for matches)

With four stadiums, the BCCI can play multiple games simultaneously, which is a prerequisite for the league stages. On the other hand, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad may host the play-off, said a report in Times of India. The report also stated that they are planning to allow at least 25 per cent crowd in stadiums, provided the COVID-19 situation remains the same. Significantly, IPL 2022 will be of two months which is scheduled to start in the last week of March and will run till the end of May as confirmed by BCCI secretary Jay Shah last month. ( ipl venues for matches)

Rushabh Kothari

Senior Journalist at Youthistaan.

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