The Indian Premier League (IPL) will return to its authentic, pre-COVID-19, home-and-away format from the 2023 season, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has conveyed to the Board’s affiliated state items.
The IPL has been held at only some venues because the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 because the profitable league unfolded behind shut doorways throughout three venues in UAE — Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
In 2021 too, the event was held throughout 4 venues — Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Chennai.
However, with the pandemic beneath management, the cash-rich league will return to its outdated format through which every workforce performs one dwelling and one away match.
“The next season of men’s IPL will also go back to the home and away format with all ten teams playing their home matches at their designated venues,” learn a Ganguly’s observe to state items.
The observe gave them a “snapshot” of the continuing home season.
The BCCI is conducting a full-fledged home season for the primary time since 2020 and all multi-day tournaments can even return to the standard dwelling and away format.
Expecting Women’s IPL to to begin early subsequent yr
The BCCI can be working to host the inaugural version of the much-anticipated Women’s IPL early subsequent yr.
PTI had final month reported that the event is more likely to happen in March after the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.
“The BCCI is currently working on the much-awaited Women’s IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year,” Ganguly wrote within the letter dated September 20.
The Women’s IPL is anticipated to boost the usual of ladies’s cricket in India.
Besides the the Women’s IPL, the BCCI can be launching a women under-15 ODI event.
“We are glad to introduce a girls U15 One Day tournament from this season. Women’s cricket has seen phenomenal growth across the world and our national team has been performing well. This new tournament will create a pathway for our young girls to play at the national and international level,” Ganguly wrote.
The inaugural ladies’s under-15 occasion will probably be performed from December 26 to January 12 throughout 5 venues — Bangalore, Ranchi, Rajkot, Indore, Raipur, Pune.