The BCCI has approved a 10-team IPL in 2022. Guwahati has asked for a team, but that is unlikely at this point. The BCCI has also backed cricket’s inclusion in the 2028 Olympics. The new IPL teams are likely to be auctioned off on October 17 via closed bids. But the number of teams will be a major consideration for fans of the sport.
The BCCI has confirmed that two more teams will join the IPL in 2022. The BCCI will award franchises to two new cities: Lucknow and Ahmedabad. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has said that the winning bids are proof of the strength of Indian cricket. Ahmedabad is expected to be the new home of the team. The other contenders for franchises include Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
This year’s IPL will be the fifteenth edition. With 10 teams, the competition will consist of 74 games. The matches will be spread over 65 days. The teams will be divided into two groups of five. In the league stage, teams will be seeded, with four teams in each group. However, the final match will take place on 03 June 2022. This is the most exciting part of IPL!
A new format will be used in IPL 2022. Teams will be separated into two groups. Each team will play 14 matches in the group stage. The previous season used a double round robin tournament. The new format will eliminate the need for the double-round-robin format, which proved to be inconclusive. Moreover, IPL 2022 will feature 10 teams, not eight.
The expansion of IPL will add new franchises in Lucknow and Gujarat. Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants will join the competition. The new franchises are owned by Sanjiv Goenka and the RPSG Group. The new franchises will have new captains, with some of the former players coming from the respective franchises. The captains will lead the team. The expansion of the IPL will be a significant step for the Indian Premier League.
The IPL Governing Council has made several major decisions. The Indian Premier League will begin on March 26 and end on May 29. In addition, all matches will be played in a bio-secure environment and at a single hub. The new IPL has introduced a seeding system where teams are separated by their final appearances. A new team will make its debut in the IPL, and will be the top team.
If Covid’s impact is minimized, the BCCI may still have to alter the rule on the inability of a team to field a playing XI. If rescheduling the game is not an option, the matter will be referred to the IPL’s technical committee for further consideration. So, it’s still a good idea to check with the BCCI and your local cricket board if this issue arises.