IPL 2022 – Mega IPL Auction Dates: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is once again a worried lot. Like the last two editions once more the Covid-19 threat is looming large on the Indian Premier League (IPL). But unlike the last two seasons, BCCI has decided to work on PLAN-B in advance in case Covid-19 ruins the IPL party. BCCI will soon call for franchise meet to discuss the IPL Auction Dates & Venue, IPL 2022 Schedule & final dates for Season 15 – Follow all IPL 2022 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN
IPL 2022: Worried BCCI to call for franchise meeting, will discuss PLAN-B for mega-auction, venues, dates & schedule: Follow LIVE Updates
As per a report by Cricbuzz, BCCI are contemplating holding a strategic meeting with the IPL stakeholders to discuss potential plan B options for the IPL 2022 season.
The season was originally expected to kick off on April 2 in Chennai with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) being the defending champions.
The teams were expected to play home and away matches travelling around the country, but those plans have become questionable with the rising Omicron cases in the country.
The entirety of the IPL 2020 was held in the UAE, while the second phase returned to the Gulf Country last year.
A return to the UAE is ruled out by the BCCI as per reports, and the board are considering possible locations in India where a bio-bubble environment could be made and the tournament could be proceeded with.
Franchise officials told Cricbuzz that the meeting will be introductory in nature, with the arrival of new franchises Lucknow and Ahmedabad.
The BCCI and the IPL Governing Council will also be discussing the possibility of conducting the entire tournament in Mumbai and Pune or in Gujarat, with Ahmedabad, Baroda and Rajkot as venues.
“The meeting will be mainly introductory in nature with the BCCI on-boarding the owners of the two new teams – Lucknow and Ahmedabad. They are also exploring the idea of holding the whole tournament just in Mumbai and Pune or in the Gujarat cities of Ahmedabad, Baroda and Rajkot if the Covid/Omicron situation worsens. The owners will be apprised of the alternatives as well as things to look forward to in the mega auction,” said franchise officials to Cricbuzz.
IPL 2022: BCCI to discuss contingency plan with franchises due to Omicron scare, auction date could be pushed further
- BCCI are set to discuss contingency plans with IPL franchises amid Omicron threat.
- BCCI are reluctant to return to UAE with the IPL
- Mumbai and Pune or Gujarat with Rajkot, Baroda and Ahmedabad are considered as potential venues.
- IPL 2022 Auction set to be held in February.
IPL 2022 – Mega IPL Auction Dates: The IPL 2022 auction is yet to be held and the BCCI is planning to hold the same in the month of February.
The auction was previously slated to be held in January, but Omicron and the status of the Ahmedabad franchise meant that the dates were pushed to February.