The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced the format for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), also declaring that the cash-rich league will commence from March 26 with the final scheduled on May 29.
“The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League will be played in a bio-secure environment at a single hub to avoid air travel which is considered as a major threat for the spread of COVID-19 infection, thereby affecting the players and the League/matches,” the BCCI said in a statement.
With the 15th edition of IPL set to be a 10-team event, a total of 70 league matches will be played in the tournament with all the franchises divided into two groups.
The two groups were finalised on a seeding system, based on the number of IPL titles won and the number of final appearances. Hence, Mumbai Indians top the list, followed by Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals, with their title wins, round up the top five.
Divison Of Team in IPL 2022:
IPL 2022 Group A Teams:
|1||Mumbai Indians (MI)|
|2||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)|
|3||Rajasthan Royals (RR)|
|4||Delhi Capitals (DC)|
|5||Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)|
IPL 2022 Group B Teams:
|1||Chennai Super Kings (CSK)|
|2||Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)|
|4||Punjab Kings (PBKS)|
|5||Gujarat Titans (GT)|
Each of the five teams in Group A and Group B will face each other twice this season. They will also face four teams from the other group once. However, they will face the team in the same position as them in the other group – twice.
For example, In Group A, Mumbai Indians will play twice against KKR, RR, DC, and LSG. Mumbai Indians will also play two matches against CSK and one match each against other teams in Group B.
Breakdown of Matches as per Venues:
- Wankhede Stadium – 20 matches
- Brabourne Stadium – 15 matches
- DY Patil Stadium – 20 matches
- MCA International Stadium – 15 matches