The IPL 2022 playoff matches are expect to be held in Lucknow and Ahmedabad. League stage will conclude on May 22.
The IPL 2022 is in full swing, with all teams hoping to make a name for themselves as the tournament progresses. While some of them hope to continue their fantastic run, others who are currently struggling hope to make amends in the coming matches as the competition heats up.
Meanwhile, according to report that two new venues will be tasked with hosting the playoff matches in May. Previously, it was assume that the playoffs would be held in Ahmedabad. Final confirmation on the matter is still pending.
The BCCI will hold a meeting soon to finalize the venues.
According to sources close to the situation. Lucknow and Ahmedabad could host the playoffs due to the addition of two new teams from those cities this season. If everything goes as planned, Lucknow could host the first qualifier and eliminator. While Ahmedabad will host the second qualifier and final.
“Because Lucknow and Ahmedabad joined this year. It will be fantastic if playoff matches could be held in Lucknow and Ahmedabad. This is something we discuss a few days ago. Some of the officials are on the same page of thought, and we will have our meeting soon, and if everything goes as planned, you might see Lucknow and Ahmedabad hosting the playoff matches,” a source told Sports Tak.
At the moment, Maharashtra is hosting all league matches. The three venues for the Mumbai leg are Wankhede, CCI-Brabourne, and DY Patil Stadium, while the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium hosts all of the games in Pune.
The number of teams has increased from eight to ten with the addition of two new franchises, Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants, bringing the total number of matches to 74, comprising 70 league matches and four knockout games, including the final.