Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah on Saturday confirmed that the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) will begin in the last week of March and the season will conclude in May.
“I am delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and will run until May end. A majority of the team owners expressed their wish that the tournament be held in India,” Shah was quoted as saying in a press note issued by the BCCI.
Jay Shah also confirmed that the BCCI is planning the tournament to take place in India, but also looking for other options if needed.
“The BCCI was always keen on staging the 2022 edition that will see two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow – in India. I can tell you that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that IPL stays in India,” Shah added.
“The BCCI has not compromised on the health and safety of its stakeholders in the past and will concurrently work on Plan B since the COVID-19 situation with new variants remains fluid,” Shah added.
Jay Shah also confirmed that the IPL 2022 Mega Auction will be a two-day affair, which will take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.
“The mega IPL Auction will take place on February 12-13th and we will lock in venues before that,” Shah further added.