IPL 2021 was only over recently, if you come to think of it that now talks have already gained momentum regarding the next edition of India’s favourite league-based T20 cricket series!
And why not? What does IPL lag in anyway? What does it not have that the other cricket series’ provide the obsessed sporting fan?
Here’s the truth that if read correctly minus hardcore and needless judgement will explain the reason as to why IPL 2022 is already being much talked about!
IPL is actually, if you come to truly think of it, more than just bland big-hitting T20 cricket; it’s an association between the fan and the talent. The IPL is an extension of the madness, passion and boundless love we all have about a sport we can’t think about. Except it is louder, bolder and exemplified by a great desire to take one’s talent to the global stage.
At any given point in time, if there were such a thing as the needless hype surrounding the IPL, then international players of repute would never have gotten associated with the series that has simply redefined the T20 cricket space.
True fans may still look for that day when an India will entertain Pakistani players in its IPL contests and the same could be said about PSL in Pakistan. Although, truth also is that given the massive (or soaring) popularity, it’s hard to decode whether Indians or Pakistanis would have found out time to participate in each others’ cricket leagues.
But still, there’s this admissible magnetic pull that the IPL contends with. It’s pure. It’s exciting. It’s pure exciting fun based on cricket.
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The above told, it’s actually not that big a surprise that even as not a full quarter of a year is over since the conclusion of this year’s IPL that talks have already begun with enthusiasm intact for IPL 2022- isn’t it?
After all, who would not want to witness that very cricketing tournament that does dispel dullness giving a whole new strand of enjoyment and excitement over what can so easily become crappy post office-hour evenings!
Now, the following information, taken from Cricbuzz.com, shares the key dates and other information pertaining to the IPL 2022, which remember is yet to arrive and is still, at some distance, but nevertheless, the great anticipation associated with it is making everyone’s heads turn with palpable excitement!
As against 60 games and eight teams hitherto, the league, in its 15th edition, will have 10 teams and 74 games in all and the BCCI has discussed internally that the length of the season will be for over 60 days. The final, thus, could be in the first weekend of June, that is either on June 4 or 5. Each team will have 14 league games with the current format of seven home and away games each retained.
As Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions, Chepauk will be the obvious choice for the inaugural game but there is no formal decision if their opponents will, again, be Mumbai Indians, which has been the case mostly.
Having said that, the venerable BCCI secretary too had some important insights to be added and ended up sharing the following with regards to the IPL 2022:
“I know you all are waiting to see the CSK play at Chepauk. Well, the moment is not very far. The 15th season of the IPL will take place in India and it will be more exciting than ever with two new teams joining. We have a mega auction coming up, so it will be interesting to see what the new combinations look like,” the BCCI secretary had said at the function. The full season of 2020 and a half season of 2021 were staged in UAE.