IPL 2022: The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League is going to be a ten-team affair. The likes of Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchises will join the competition.
Since it will be a ten-team affair, we can expect plenty of exciting things in store. The cricket fraternity is eagerly waiting to witness the 15th edition of the IPL.
Since the dates are officially announced yet, the upcoming season will kick off in early April. On the other side of the coin, the IPL 2022 mega auction could be held in early February.
Earlier, the BCCI added that they are planning to host the entire tournament in India. However, at the same time, they were also exploring alternate options, such as hosting the IPL 2022 overseas.
Recently, the third wave struck the country. India has seen a record number of new Covid-19 infections i.e. 1,59,632 on Sunday. The increasing rate is 12.4 per cent higher compared to that of Saturday.
The Union Health Ministry officially released the data on social media. So far, as many as 3,623 cases were of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus epidemic.
IPL 2022: BCCI planning to host 15th edition in Maharashtra
Since the coronavirus cases are increasing in India, the fans are not really sure whether the IPL will take place in India. Meanwhile, as per the reports, the BCCI is planning to host the upcoming season in Maharastra itself.
It is certain that staging the next edition won’t be that easy considering the spike in cases in India. As a result, BCCI will have to come with proper options in place in an attempt to host the tournament.
Moreover, in a real-time situation, it is practically not possible to travel from one venue to the other. Perhaps, this is the reason why BCCI is reportedly planning to stage the entire season in Maharashtra.
The report further added that BCCI will prioritize staging the tournament in Maharashtra. In case it doesn’t go as per the plan, then the tournament will be staged in the United Arab Emirates, the report added.
As things stand, the BCCI are currently keeping a tab on the ongoing crisis and will make a move accordingly. Earlier, BCCI staged the last two seasons of the Indian Premier League in the UAE.
For the unversed, the BCCI hosted the entire 13th edition in the UAE. On the other hand, the first leg of the IPL 2021 took place in India. Later on, the second leg kicked off in the UAE due to the second wave in India.