The IPL-2022 is a fifteenth season and it is a professional T20 Cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The fifteenth edition will see the expansion of the league, with the addition of two new franchises. In August 2021, the BCCI confirmed that two new franchises would join the IPL-2022 league. The new franchises names are Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchises. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is the defending champions of last season.
Mega Auction of IPL-2022:
The mega auction for the IPL-2022 is to be held on February 12 and 13, 2022. The venue of the auction is Bengaluru. It will be a two-day event like the 2018 mega auction.
IPL-2022 – Teams:
A total 10 teams were divided into two groups. Each group was split into 5 teams each.
Group A: Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Nawabs.
Group B: Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Capitals (DC), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Ahmedabad Lions.
The IPL-2022 format will be the same as IPL-2011. All the ten teams will divide into 2 groups. Each team within the groups will play each other 2 times. Group A and Group B teams will play each other once. Each team from both groups will play 1 more match, which will be selected from the draw. So each team will play 14 league matches. There will 2 qualifiers, 1 eliminator and the Final. Totally 74 matches (70 league stage matches and 4 playoffs) will be played in IPL-2022.
IPL-2022 – Retention Details:
In IPL-2022, a total of 10 franchises will take part in the auctions. Before retention, each team has a purse of Rs.90 crore for the auction. Of that, eight teams were allowed to spend up to Rs.42 crore on retaining players.
So far, all the old 8 franchises have retained a total of 27 players in their squads. Out of these, there are 19 domestic players and 8 overseas players. There are also 4 uncapped players in the retention lists. All the old teams were allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players in their squads. Out of these, there can be 3 maximum domestic players and 2 maximum overseas players. The new teams Lucknow and Ahmedabad will be allowed to pick 3 players each directly from the pool of released players.
IPL-2022 – Full Schedule:
Stadium list in India for IPL-2022 matches:
- Wankhede Stadium – Mumbai
- M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium – Chennai
- Narendra Modi Stadium – Ahmedabad
- Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium – Delhi
- M.Chinnaswamy Stadium – Bangalore
- Eden Gardens Stadium – Kolkata
- BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium – Lucknow
Tata replace Vivo as a title sponsor in IPL-2022:
On January 11th (Tuesday) in IPL Governing Council meeting, the Board of Control of India (BCCI) revealed that Vivo has pulled out and replaces Tata Group as the new title sponsors of IPL-2022.
After the meeting, IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the news and said, “Vivo has exited and the Tata will be title sponsors”. He said, “VIVO requested us for the transfer of rights and the Governing Council has approved it”.
IPL-2022 – Broadcast & Livestream:
Star Network will broadcast the IPL-2022 matches live in 8 languages including Tamil, English and Hindi. You can also subscribe to Disney+ Hotstar for LIVE streaming.