IPL 2022: New season to start from 26 March; schedule matrix released

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BCCI announced that this season of IPL will have 10 teams divided into two groups and 70 matches will be played across 4 venues in Mumbai and Pune.

Saksham Kumar

The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) announced on Friday, February 25 that the new season, which would feature ten teams, will begin on March 26 and conclude on May 29.

The board also revealed that 70 league games will be held across four venues in Mumbai and Pune, which is 14 more than the IPL 2021, which featured only eight teams. To prevent the risk of Covid-19 infection, the matches were decided to be played in a single hub (the Mumbai-Pune corridor).

The 10 teams will compete in a total of 14 league matches (7 at home and 7 away), for a total of 70 league matches, followed by four playoff matches. Five teams will be played twice by each side, while the remaining four teams will only be played once (2 only home and 2 only away).

The locations for the play-offs and final will be determined at a later date, according to the BCCI.

The ten teams are divided into two groups of five apiece. The Mumbai Indians lead Group A, while the Chennai Super Kings lead Group B. To determine the above, teams were divided into two virtual groups based on the number of IPL Championships won by each team, followed by the number of Final matches played by each club.

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Venues: In total, all the league matches IPL will be played in 4 venues between Mumbai and Pune.

  1. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  2. DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
  3. Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
  4. MCA International Stadium, Pune.

All teams will play 4 matches each at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium and 3 matches each at Brabourne Stadium and MCA Internation Stadium.

CSK and MI are leading the two virtual groups.

Format of IPL schedule: In the second group, each team will play twice, once with the teams in their group and once with the team in the same row. They will only play once during the league stage of the season with the rest of the clubs in the second group. For example, Mumbai Indians will play KKR, RR, DC, and LSG twice in Group A, as well as CSK twice in Group B. They will only play SRH, RCB, PBKS, and GT once.

SCHEDULE MATRIX FOR IPL 2022

Team—>MIKKRRRDCLSGCSKSRHRCBPBKSGTTotal
Opponent | Season ->2022202220222022202220222022202220222022
MI022222111114
KKR202221211114
RR220221121114
DC222021112114
LSG222201111214
CSK211110222214
SRH121112022214
RCB112112202214
PBKS111212220214
GT111122222014
Total Matches / Team14141414141414141414

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