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IPL 2022 Venue: Cricket South Africa submits official proposal to host IPL 2022 in South Africa, BCCI says ‘will decide final venue by February 20th’

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IPL 2022 Venue – CSA Submits Official Proposal: Confident Cricket South Africa (CSA) has formally submitted a proposal to the BCCI to host IPL 2022 in South Africa. The Indian board is keen to host IPL Season 15 in India itself but are also in a process to finalize a alternate venue for the league. This is the reason, CSA has submitted a proposal citing the advantages of hosting IPL in South Africa – Follow IPL 2022 Auction LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

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What has Cricket South Africa proposed?

  • CSA according to a report by Cricbuzz has proposed that hosting IPL in South Africa will be a cheaper option for the BCCI.
  • CSA has further claimed that hosting IPL in Proteas nation will mean ‘Minimum Air Travel & Cheaper hotels & other facilities’
  • CSA has further proposed in their blueprint, that four CRICKET-CENTRES in and around Johannesburg will be the host of IPL 2022.
  • The South Africa board has proposed that the most matches can be played at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, Centurion Park in Pretoria, Willowmoore Park in Benoni and Senwes Cricket Stadium in Potchefstroom

IPL 2022 Venue: Cricket South Africa submits official proposal to host IPL 2022 in South Africa, BCCI says ‘will decide final venue by 20th February’

CSA Submits Official Proposal – India or South Africa? After BCCI’s meeting with the franchsies on Saturday, one thing is clear that the BCCI is keen to host the IPL 2022 in India. In case of any eventuality BCCI also has zeroed down on South Africa as the preferred venue to host IPL.

The BCCI had informed the franchises during Saturday’s meeting with owners that it would finalise the venue by February 20.

IPL 2022 Venue – India or South Africa? BCCI Secretary Jay Shah announced that the IPL 2022 will begin in the last week of March. The tentative start date of IPL will be March 27 and run until May in India.

Despite Covid concerns, most of the franchise owners wanted the IPL to stay in India. The tournament is expected to be played without crowd in Mumbai & Pune.

  • Option 1: IPL to be played in India all 10 Venues (UNLIKELY)
  • Option 2: IPL to be played in India but at limited venues like Mumbai, Pune (Most Likely)
  • Option 3: IPL in South Africa: Only if Covid-19 situation gets worsen & IPL is moved out of India.

The BCCI considered all options and said another meeting will be called in a week’s time, ahead of the mega-auction, to arrive at the final decision.

“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. The BCCI was always keen on staging the 2022 edition that will see two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow – in India,” Jay Shah said in an official statement.


Jay Shah officially confirmed that the mega auction will take place on February 12 and 13. “I can tell you that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that IPL stays in India. 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. The mega IPL Auction will take place on February 12-13th and we will lock in venues before that,” he added.

The IPL player registration closed on January 20 and a total of 1,214 players (896 Indian and 318 overseas) have signed up to be part of the 2022 player auction.

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