‘IPL 2022 to begin in last week of March, will leave no stone unturned to stage it in India’ says BCCI secretary Jay Shah;
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah confirmed that the IPL 2022 season will begin in the last week of March. And the season will conclude in May.
“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,” Shah said in an official statement.
“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. We will lock in venues before that,” he added.
The IPL player registration period ended on January 20. With a total of 1,214 players (896 Indian and 318 international) registering for the player auction in 2022.
During the two-day mega auction. Ten franchises to bid for some of the best cricketers in the globe. There are 270 capped players, 903 uncapped players. And 41 associate players on the roster.
The detailed list is as follows:
Capped Indian (61 players), Capped International (209 players), Associate (41 players). Uncapped Indians who were a part of previous IPL seasons (143 players). Uncapped International who were a part of previous IPL seasons (6 players), Uncapped Indians (692 players), and Uncapped Internationals (62 players).
The IPL auction is set to be held on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.
(With ANI Inputs)