Due to the Covid pandemic in India for the last two years, Vivo IPL 2020 and 2021 were played in UAE instead of India. In 2022 also due to the increasing cases of Covid-19 in India, BCCI is looking for an alternate venue to organize IPL 2022. According to some reports, Sri Lanka may host the 15th edition of IPL this year.
Recently, due to the increasing cases of Corona Omicron variants in India, there are also reports that all the matches of IPL 2022 will be held in Maharashtra. One aspect of this is that due to travel in different states, fatigue is also seen in the players, which affects India’s performance in the international matches after the IPL.
Sri Lanka Ready to Host IPL
Regarding the news of hosting IPL 2022 in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket Board Secretary Mohan de Silva told Cricbuzz that the Sri Lanka Board would be happy to host the IPL in his country. The board will soon start talks with the BCCI regarding hosting the IPL 2022 in Sri Lanka.
SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva, “We have seen the report and we would be happy to host the IPL in Sri Lanka. We will start talking to BCCI about this soon. The Covid situation in Sri Lanka is not bad and you can rest assured that we will host very warmly.”
IPL 2022 News
This time a total of 10 teams will be in the field in IPL 2022. This year two new franchises Lucknow and Ahmedabad have been added. While the old teams can retain only 3 players, Lucknow and Ahmedabad can pick up 3 players each from the pool of players. These teams will have to choose the players by January 22.
The Mega Auction of IPL 2022 is going to be held on 12th and 13th February 2022 in Bangalore. Recently the news has been confirmed that this year IPL 2022 title sponsorship will replace Vivo by TATA Group.