For the forthcoming 15th season of the Indian Premier League, the IPL 2022, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will make significant rule modifications. The competition will begin on March 26 with the past season’s finalists, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), fighting in the first match at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium.
Ten teams will compete for the prestigious Indian Premier League Trophy in the IPL 2022 season. The IPL 2022 will include 74 matches, including four playoff matches, thanks to the addition of two new clubs, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Gujarat Titans (GT).
The league stages of the competition will be held at four locations throughout Maharashtra. The league stages will be held in Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, and MCA Stadium in Pune, with 12 double-headers.
The locations for the four playoff matches, including the event final on May 29, will be determined later.
One regulation change is that each side will get one additional DRS review every innings, as the BCCI has chosen to grant two DRS reviews per innings.
The BCCI has also said that if a Super Over is not available to break a tie in the playoffs or final, the side that placed higher in the league would be proclaimed the victors.
“If conditions do not permit a Super Over, or subsequent Super Overs, within the time available to determine the winner as described,” the new rules state, “then the team that finished in the higher position in the league table at the end of the relevant regular season will be deemed the winner of the relevant play-off match.”
The BCCI also discussed how the COVID regulations would influence a team’s ability to field 12 players for a match and how the ruling will be altered.