The IPL 2022 schedule was announced on Sunday (March 6). The BCCI announced all the league fixtures for IPL 2022. As per the IPL time table, the tournament will start on March 26 with a battle between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The 10 teams will play a total of 14 matches each. The top four teams from the IPL 2022 standings will qualify for the playoffs. The IPL matches list for the playoffs has not been released yet, but the final match will take place on May 29, and the league round will end on May 22.
As of now, the government has allowed 25% seating capacity for the matches in Mumbai. The officials plan to increase the seating capacity as the season progresses.
For the first time since 2019, an IPL match in India will have a live audience. The entire 2020 season happened behind closed doors in the UAE, while the 2021 season happened in India and the UAE. While the live audience was allowed for matches in the Gulf nation, the games in India happened behind closed doors.
Here is all you need to know about the IPL 2022 Schedule.
The start date for IPL 2022 is March 26. In a rematch of last season’s final, defending champions Chennai Super Kings will battle the Kolkata Knight Riders in the curtain raiser of IPL 2022. Incidentally, CSK and KKR battled in the opening match of IPL 2011 as well, which is the only previous season featuring 10 teams.
There are four venues for the league round of IPL 2022. Three stadiums of Mumbai, namely Wankhede Stadium, DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium will host 55 matches, whereas Pune’s MCA Stadium will host 15 games. For the initial matches, the government has allowed 25% seating capacity, keeping the COVID-19 pandemic in mind. You can also check today IPL match stadium here.
Two new teams - Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans - have joined the IPL this year. So, the BCCI has divided the 10 teams into two groups.
The first group comprises Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and the Lucknow Super Giants. Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings constitute the second group.
The IPL 2022 schedule will be planned keeping the two groups in mind. The teams in the same group will play against each other twice, while the IPL teams in opposite groups will play one match against each other.
There will also be a special mirror opponent determined by the seedings given by the BCCI, wherein one particular team from one group will take on a selected team from the another group twice. It will be interesting to see which team wins IPL 2022.
The BCCI released the schedule a few days ago. You can download the IPL Schedule PDF for free from here.
The BCCI has announced that the IPL 2022 playoffs will take place from May 24 to May 27 in Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Qualifier 1 will take place on May 24 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, with the Eliminator following on May 25. Qualifier 2 will take place on May 27 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The BCCI has announced that the IPL 2022 final would take place on May 29, 2022, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The IPL Final will be played in India for the first time since the 2019 season. The previous two IPL finals were held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Each team is scheduled to play 14 IPL matches in the league stage. After that, the top 4 teams will qualify for the playoffs and play in the playoff round.
The organizers have divided the teams into two groups of five each. Teams in the same group will play against each other twice, whereas teams in opposite groups will play against each other once. Also, the mirror opponents of the opposite groups will battle twice during the league round.
Check the daily IPL news updates here.