IPL 2022: BCCI to keep IPL in India, mulls advancing dates by a week to March 27, final decision on February 20

IPL 2022 Venue – IPL to be played in India – Despite concerns, BCCI will conduct the IPL 2022 in Mumbai while…

IPL 2022: BCCI to keep IPL in India, mulls advancing dates by a week to March 27, Final decision on February 20: Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates
IPL 2022: BCCI to keep IPL in India, mulls advancing dates by a week to March 27, Final decision on February 20: Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates

IPL 2022 Venue – IPL to be played in India – Despite concerns, BCCI will conduct the IPL 2022 in Mumbai while Pune has been kept on standby. BCCI was in a fix whether to keep the IPL 2022 in India considering the Covid-19 crisis. It kept South Africa as a standby venue but ultimately decided to go ahead with India with advancing the dates by almost a week to March 27 also on the table. Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

However, a final decision will be taken only on February 20 after taking stock of the Covid situation of Maharashtra. 

“IPL 2022 will be held in India and the tournament will be staged without crowds in attendance. Likely venues for IPL 2022 are Wankhede Stadium, Cricket Club of India (CCI), DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai and if needed, we can look at Pune as well,” ANI quoted a source as saying.

IPL 2022: BCCI to keep IPL in India, mulls advancing dates by a week to March 27: Follow LIVE Updates

Earlier, InsideSport reported that BCCI was not interested in shifting IPL out of India. It would have been a last-minute decision to shift to an alternate venue like South Africa if the Covid cases increase. Franchises voted in favour of keeping the IPL in India and not in 

“We are keen on hosting IPL in India. Only if the situation is really bad, we will take it outside India. Our entire efforts are to host the entire league in India itself. Final decision will be taken sometime in February,” informed the BCCI official to InsideSport.

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IPL BCCI Franchise Meeting: 3 Big Things decided

1) IPL in INDIA or South Africa? The BCCI and IPL team owners discussed and decided to go ahead with India as the venue for IPL 2022. The tournament will be held in Mumbai in three stadiums while Pune will be on standby. 

2) The mega auction venue: The auction will take place in Bengaluru as originally planned on February 12 and 13. Mumbai was kept on as a standby venue in case the Covid situation worsens in Bengaluru.

3) Tentative Date & Schedule: While a final decision is yet to be taken, the BCCI informed the franchises that IPL will tentatively start on March 27.

IPL 2022: BCCI to keep IPL in India, mulls advancing dates by a week to March 27: Follow LIVE Updates

This meeting was the first of its kind this season and with owners of all franchises attending. The owners of two new franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, were also inducted with the eight original owners. While the Lucknow franchise is owned by the Sanjiv Goenka-backed RPSG Ventures Ltd, Ahmedabad is run by CVC Capital Partners.

IPL 2022: BCCI to keep IPL in India, mulls advancing dates by a week to March 27: Follow LIVE Updates

After hosting IPL 2020 & part of IPL 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), BCCI is not keen to take the IPL to the Emirates nation. The board rather is interested in hosting IPL 2022 in South Africa.

Why the BCCI is not interested to go back to UAE to host IPL? 

The reason for being interested in South Africa is two-pronged. 1st being that South Africa has proved itself to be a safe venue as they have successfully hosted India tour. 
 
The board has got great feedback from the players & which has made the BCCI interested in exploring South Africa as host of IPL 2022 if it has to be taken out of India. 
 
Second Reason is the hefty fees charged by the Emirates Cricket Board. ECB charged almost 100 Cr to host IPL in 2020 & another 50 Cr to host second half of IPL in 2021. BCCI is not interested in paying these amounts anymore. 
 

IPL 2022: BCCI to keep IPL in India, mulls advancing dates by a week to March 27: Follow LIVE Updates

  • Lucknow Team Retained Players: KL Rahul (17 Crore) / Marcus Stoinis (9.2 Cr) / Ravi Bishnoi (4 Cr)
  • Ahmedabad Team Retained Players: Hardik Pandya (15 Cr) / Rashid Khan (15 Cr) / Shubman Gill (8 Cr)

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