BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed to the board’s affiliated state units that the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be held in the usual home and away format. In addition, the inaugural Women’s IPL is likely to kick off in early 2023.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the previous few editions have been held in limited locations to prevent the spread of the virus, but now that the outbreak is under control, the cash-rich league is returning to its old format with each team having one. home and one away game.
In 2020, the lucrative competition took place behind closed doors at three locations in the UAE: Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Also in 2021, the tournament was held in four locations: Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Chennai. IPL 2022 was held at three locations in Mumbai and one location in Pune.
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“The next season of the men’s IPL will also return to the home and away format with all ten teams playing their home games at their designated locations,” a note from Ganguly read to state units.
The note gave them a “snapshot” of the ongoing domestic season.
The BCCI is conducting a full domestic season for the first time since 2020 and all multi-day tournaments also return to the traditional home and away format.
The Indian cricket organization is also working to host the inaugural edition of the highly anticipated Women’s IPL early next year.
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“The BCCI is currently working on the highly anticipated Women’s IPL. We expect to begin season one early next year,” Ganguly wrote in the September 20 letter.
The Women’s IPL is expected to raise the standard of women’s cricket in India.
With inputs from PTI