Mumbai: The Indian Cricket Board has made a big announcement regarding the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. News agency YNI said on information received from BCCI sources that, “IPL 2022 will be held in India only. It will happen in Mumbai and without the audience.”
A senior board official told the agency that, “IPL 2022 will be organized in India with no spectators. The likely venue is Wankhede Stadium. Simultaneously, if necessary, Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai and DY Patil Stadium in Pune will also be used.
#IPL2022 will be held in India without a crowd. Likely venues are Wankhede Stadium, Cricket Club of India (CCI), DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai & Pune if needed: Top sources in BCCI to ANI
– ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2022
IPL player registration closed on January 20 and a total of 1,214 players (896 Indians and 318 foreigners) have signed up to be a part of the 2022 player auction. In the two-day mega auction, 10 teams will bid for some of the best talent in world cricket. The list of players includes 270 capped, 903 uncapped and 41 associate players.
The detailed list is as follows: Capped Indian (61 players), Capped International (209 players), Associate (41 players), Uncapped Indians who were part of the last IPL season (143 players), Uncapped Internationals who were part of the last IPL season ( 6 players), Uncapped Indian (692 players), and Uncapped International (62 players). The IPL auction is to be held on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.