The Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to get bigger than most of its seasons. A 10-team extravaganza is upon us as Lucknow Supergiants and Gujarat Titans join the existing set of teams with the newly mixed-up bunch of players in 2022. The tournament begins on 26 March in Mumbai where the defending champions Chennai Super Kings take on the Knight Riders from Kolkata.
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The edition in 2022 is going to be like the one in 2011, where 10 teams battled it hard to get to the knockout stage and test the strength of the stirred up teams.
The Indian Premier League was initiated in the year 2008 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The inaugural edition saw 8 teams playing a double round robin league stage followed by the semi-finals and final.
A big change in the format is that the top four teams in the IPL 2022 points table play the ‘Playoffs’ that have replaced the traditional ‘semi-final and final’ knockouts. The IPL score is available when the match goes on everyday.
The big change that the tournament will have to the traditional 8-team format is now there will be no double round robin stage due to the sheer length of the tournament. All teams will still be playing 14 games each - twice against five teams and once against the remaining four.
As mentioned earlier, 10 franchises will be competing in IPL 2022. Below is the detailed list of all IPL team owners and their respective sponsors.
|Chennai Super Kings||N. Srinivasan(India Cements)||Myntra, India Cements, Gulf, British Empire, SNJ 10000, Jio, Nippon Paint, equitas, Clear, BKT, Dream11, Fever FM, Hello FM, ASAP, Atlasware, Basics, Boat, Christy Textiles, Cover it up, Kaadoo, Klaygrill, Lamy, Levista, Lilliputhub, NAC Jewellers, nasher miles, SEVEN, Sonata and The Souled Store|
|Delhi Capitals||Kiran Kumar Gandhi (GMR Group), Parth Jindal (JSW Group)||JSW Group, Apollo Steel Tubes, Ebix Cash, Jio, Acko, OK Credit, Bond Tite, Bodycare, Nissin, Colgate, Dream11, livinguard, kotak, BKT, Western Digital, Boat, Coca Cola and Fancode|
|Punjab Kings||Mohit Burman (Dabur), Ness Wadia (Wadia Group), Priety Zinta (PZNZ Media), Karan Paul (Apeejay Surrendra Group)||Ebix Cash, BKT, Jio, Dream11, Boat, T10 Sports, Colgate, Coca Cola, Kingfisher, kotak, Fancode and Tech Mahindra|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Shah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment), Jay Mehta, Juhi Chawla (Mehta Group)||MPL, Jio, Lux cozi, tv9, Astral Pipes, Colgate, Sampark, Fever 104 FM, kotak, Kingfisher, BKT, iB cricket, Bewakoof.com, Boat, cricfig, Wrogn, Gully, Suditi and The Souled Store|
|Mumbai Indians||Nita Ambani, Akash Ambani||Samsung, Marriott Bonvoy, Jio, Astral Pipes, Kingfisher, Usha, Colgate, Dream11, BKT, kotak, Boat, Performax, ESA, DNA, Radio City, Fever 104 FM|
|Rajasthan Royals||Amisha Hathiramani (Tresco International Ltd), Manoj Badale (Emerging Media IPL Ltd), Lachlan Murdoch (Blue Water Estate Ltd), Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty (Kuki Investments Ltd), Shane Warne (Spinners)||Yellow Panther, Sportz interactive, interactive avenues, epiphany, Jio, KEI Wires and Cables, Colgate, Kingfisher, Dream11, BKT, kotak, tv9 and Red Bull|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Anand Kripalu (United Spirits Limited)||Muthoot Fincorp, DP World, Myntra, Jio, Exide, Nuvoco, Astral Pipes, MPL, Max Life, Lifebuoy, Kingfisher, Make my trip, Nestle Milo, Wrogn, EUME, Mai Dubai, Medi Buddy, Boat, NVY, DNA, Royal Challenge, iB Cricket, Dark Fantasy, Dava India, ON, Swiggy Instamart and Rainbow|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kalanithi Maran (Sun Network)||JK Lakshmi Cement, Ralco Tyres, Jio, TCL, Dream11, Nerolac, Colgate, Jai Raj Steel, Red FM 93.5, Tyka, Fancode, Double Horse and kotak|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Sanjiv Goenka (RPSG Group)||NA|
|Gujarat Titans||CVC Capital Group||NA|
The 15th edition of the IPL will be conducted in the months of March, April and May, 2022 in India. As of now, four IPL venues have been shortlisted in Mumbai and Pune for conducting the league stage of the tournament. The Maharashtra government has allowed 25% of the capacity for all IPL games as of now.
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The IPL brand value is consistently on a rise every season. In 2016, the IPL was valued at $ 4.16 billion (approx INR 282 billion). It increased to $ 5.3 billion (approx INR 341 billion) in 2017, to $ 6.13 billion (approx INR 429 billion) in 2018 and $ 6.7 billion (approx INR 475 billion) in 2019.
The increase in brand value was 27.4% in 2017, 15.66% in 2018 and 9.3% in 2019. These statistics suggest that there will be an increase in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic decreased the tournament’s brand value by 22% to $ 4.4 billion (approx 320 billion). It has now grown by 7% despite the pandemic struggles in 2021 and has reached $ 4.7 billion (approx 360 billion).
With the increase in people interested in IPL live match and IPL score, the brand value is expected to bounce back to its original value.
A lot of online stores like Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart among others sell unofficial jerseys of IPL franchises from INR 199 to INR 2,199.
The website ‘Case it Up’ also sells mobile covers, face masks, flip books, mugs and other official merchandise of Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Official merchandise is also sold at the home grounds of all the IPL franchises. For more official merchandise, check out the official websites of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The team merchandise of CSK, MI, KKR, RCB and RR is also available on The Souled Store for online purchase.
Fans can watch any IPL live match on television from 16 different countries. If some of those miss out on either those regions or the channels there is the option of online broadcasters as well.
|Afghanistan||Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)|
|Bangladesh||Channel 9 and Gazi TV (GTV)|
|Caribbean||Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)|
|India||Star Sports Network, Star Gold and DD Sports|
|Nepal||Net TV Nepal and SimTV Nepal|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ (Sky Sport 2)|
|Sri Lanka||SLRC (Channel Eye), Dialog TV and PeoTV|
|United States||Willow TV|
|Online (Worldwide)||Disney+ Hotstar|
|Radio||Cricket Radio, 89.1 Radio 4 FM, Gold 101.3 FM, Talksport|
Apart from the Television channels, people can also catch IPL 2021 live score on other platforms such as live blogs, OTT apps, social media updates and so on.
The Indian fans will once again be allowed inside the stadiums to watch the IPL as the Maharashtra government has allowed fully-vaccinated citizens to use upto 25% of the crowd capacity per game.
Lucknow Super Giants and the Gujarat Titans will make their debuts in IPL 2022 after being drafted into the tournament in October 2021. A 10-team tournament will give the fans a major throwback of IPL 2011.
At the mega auction held on 12 and 13 February 2022, a complete juggling of the players saw players go back to their previous franchises, or to new franchises where they have never been to. Fans will be enthralled watching their favourite players play for different teams and still bring on to the field the same energy to entertain.
For IPL 2022, the ten participating teams have been divided into two groups of five teams each. Group A consists of Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants. Group B consists of Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans. Each team will play two games against teams in their own group and one team from the other group. They will also play one match each against the remaining four teams in the other group.