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Ipl season 15 is likely to start on Apr 2

Ipl season 15 is likely to start on Apr 2

The BCCI plans to start the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Apr 2, 2022. The fixtures have not been finalized, but the BCCI has internally conveyed to the critical stakeholders that Apr 2, in all probability, is the date, and Chennai, in all certainty, will be the venue.

As against 60 games and eight teams hitherto, the league, in its 15th edition, will have ten teams and 74 games in all, and the BCCI has discussed internally that the duration of the season will be for 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 matches with the present format of seven home and away matches, each retained.

As CSK are the defending champions, Chepauk will be the obvious choice for the inaugural game. Still, there is no formal decision if their opponents will be Mumbai Indians, which has been the case mostly.

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The IPL will be returning to India BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced the entire season during his recent speech in Chennai, where CSK celebrated their fourth IPL win.

the BCCI secretary had said at the function. The entire season of 2020 and a half-season of 2021 were staged in UAE.

"I know you all are holding back to see the CSK to play at Chepauk. Well, the period is not very far. In 15th season of the IPL will take place in India and it will be more thrilling than ever with two new teams joining. We have a mega auction in december, so it will be interesting to see what new combinations look like,"

Indian team to leave for SA on Dec 8

Meanwhile, it has been memorized that the Indian team will leave for South Africa on Dec 8. The team will fly out from Mumbai, where India will play their second and final Test against New Zealand from Dec 3 to 7. The tour includes three Tests, as many ODIs, and four Twenty20 Internationals.

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