IPL 2022 : Teams are set to reach Mumbai on 8th March
By March 14-15, the ten franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season are set to begin training. The Maharashtra government met with BCCI Acting CEO Hemang Amin earlier today, with important members of the Mumbai Cricket Association also in attendance. Aaditya Thackeray and Eknath Shinde were among those who attended the meeting with MCA officials and Amin. ‘Teams will most likely begin practicing around March 14-15. Players and support staff will begin arriving in Mumbai in March for the IPL,’ sources close to the situation informed ANI. “Before entering their separate bubbles, volunteers who will be part of the bubble will be quarantined for 3-5 days.”
All participants will be tested for RT-PCR 48 hours prior to their scheduled flight from their home location to Mumbai. They will be tested three times in-room RT-PCR tests while in quarantine, the first on day 1, the second on day 3, and the third on day 5. If they are quarantined for three days, they will be tested every day. They will be allowed to leave quarantine and resume team activities if all three test results are negative,’ the source stated. The BCCI has approved five venues for the training of all ten teams, including MCA Ground in Thane and Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai.
The teams will compete in matches at four different venues in Mumbai and Pune, as well as practice sessions at other facilities. To keep the bio bubbles intact, a green corridor will need to be built for their mobility. For all participants in the bubble, BCCI will follow the biosecure movement’s protocols,’ according to the source. “It will be ideal to have a safe passage and seamless movement during the voyage to Navi Mumbai and Pune to prevent delays.” If a team member tests positive for COVID-19, they will most likely be placed in quarantine in the hotel, and special arrangements will be made for them, according to the source.
The IPL 2022 season will take place between March 26 and May 29. In Mumbai and Pune, a total of 70 league matches will be contested over four international grade stadiums. The location of the playoff games will be determined later. There will be 12 matches/days for doubleheaders, which is unusual.
Wankhede Stadium will host 20 matches, while Brabourne Stadium will host 15 matches (CCI). Twenty matches will be held at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium, while 15 will be held at Pune’s MCA International Stadium. Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Lucknow Super Giants are the teams that makeup Group A. Chennai Super Kings, Sunrises Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Titans will compete in Group B.