All ten teams in the IPL 2022 season are anticipated to begin training for the match by March 14-15.
Earlier today, the Maharashtra government kept a meeting with BCCI’s Acting CEO Hemang Amin, in which essential members of the Mumbai Cricket Association were also present. Aaditya Thackeray and Eknath Shinde also followed the meeting with MCA administrators and Amin.
“Teams will start practicing most likely by March 14-15 onwards. Players and support staff will start coming to Mumbai around March 8 for the IPL,” sources in the know of developments told ANI.
“The participants who will be part of the bubble will undergo strict quarantine for 3-5 days before entering their respective bubbles. All participants will undergo pre-travel RT-PCR testing 48 hours before their scheduled travel from their home destination to Mumbai. While in quarantine, they will undergo in-room RT-PCR testing three times, first on day 1, second on day 3, and the final one on day 5. In case of three days quarantine, they will get tested every day. If all three test results are negative, they will be permitted to exit quarantine and commence team activities,” the source added.
MCA Ground in Thane and Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai are parts of five grounds that have been permitted for the training of all ten teams by the BCCI.
“As all the teams will be playing matches across the four venues in Mumbai, Pune, and they will also have practice sessions at various practice facilities. A green corridor will need to be created for their movement so that the bio bubbles are maintained. BCCI will follow the protocols of the biosecure movement for all the participants in the bubble,” the source stated.
“During the travel to Navi Mumbai and Pune, it will be ideal to have a safe passage and smooth movement to avoid delays. If any member of a team ends up testing positive for COVID-19, they are likely to be allowed quarantine in the hotel, and special arrangements will be made for that scenario,” added the source.
The IPL 2022 season will hold from March 26-May 29. The total number of league matches that will be played is 70. Across four international standard venues in Mumbai and Pune. The venue for the playoff matches will decide later. Interestingly, concerning doubleheaders, there will be 12 matches/days.
Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium will host 20 matches while 15 matches will be played at Brabourne Stadium (CCI). DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai will host 20 matches while Pune’s MCA International Stadium will lead 15 matches.
Group A: Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Lucknow Super Giants.
Group B will consist of: Chennai Super Kings, Sunrises Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Titans.