IPL 2022 start date – The most celebrated cricket tournament in the world in Indian Premier League is tentatively scheduled to start on 2nd of April 2022 with 10 teams on a grand scale. The tournament will happen over 2 months which is a longer time span than usual due to the addition of two new teams.
The last 2 seasons of IPL didn’t happen fully in India due to covid although the first phase of IPL 2021 happened in India, it had to be shifted to UAE due to bio bubble breach in the first phase which forced the management to postpone the IPL and shift it to UAE for one more time.
If things go per plan, the IPL 2022, 15th edition will kickstart on 2nd of April with the final of the tournament set to happen in the first week of June. It will be a 74 game tournament as opposed to 60 games in the previous edition with each teams set to play 14 games each. The format of this league is expected to be similar to that of the one that happened in 2011 where a team plays twice against 5 teams and once against remaining 4 games adding up to 14 games for a team. It will be an hectic schedule for the Indian players who are playing all around the world and non stop cricket without much break.
The 8 existing teams have to name their retentions ahead of the mega auctions for the IPL 2022. The mega auction is expected to be a massive event with interesting and some big names going under the hammer.
It is also reported that two new teams will be allowed to pick 3 players of their choice once the retention list is out before the mega auction. All in all, some exciting news is stacked up for cricket fans in the coming days.