The 15th edition of the Indian premiere League (IPL 2022) is set to commence on 26 March in Maharashtra (Mumbai and Pune) this year. There will be 74 matches that will end on 29 May with the finals. The decision was taken at a meeting of the IPL Governing Council (GC) on Thursday (February 24) evening.
A total of 70 league matches will be played across four international standard venues in Mumbai and Pune. The venue for the playoff matches will be decided later.
IPL 2022 will be staged in Maharashtra, with 55 games in Mumbai and 15 in Pune. Four stadiums have been identified for the league, with the break-up of the games being 20 at the Wankhede, 15 at Brabourne Stadium, 20 more at DY Patil Stadium and finally 15 at Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) ground in Gahunje.
4 matches each at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium while, 3 matches each at Brabourne Stadium (CCI) and MCA International Stadium, Pune.
The 10 teams will play a total of 14 league matches (7 home matches and 7 away matches) totalling to 70 league matches, followed by the 4 playoff matches. Each team will play 5 teams twice and the remaining 4 teams only once (2 only home and 2 only away).
IPL 2022 Format
In a new format for the IPL, starting with the IPL 2022, the 10 teams have been given seedings based on the number of times they have won the IPL or made the finals and, accordingly, been divided into two “virtual” groups for the league phase.
Group A will be led by five-time champions Mumbai Indians, who have got the top seeding overall, while four-time winners Chennai Super Kings, will be on top in Group B with the No. 2 seeding.
The virtual groups are mentioned below:
|Group A||Group B|
|Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Delhi Capitals||Punjab Kings|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Gujarat Titans|