The Indian Premier League (IPL) has went through critical phases concerning venues due to the COVID-19 across the world. It has bearly been played at home, and has been far away from its original format, the home-away format. Since the things are back to normal, Sourav Ganguly, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has assured the return of IPL home-away format.
In 2020, the world's cash-rich league was held across only three formats whereas, the 2021 version was held in four Indian stadiums before it paused midway and was shifted to the UAE later. While not staying limited, the board has decided to take measures for the hyped t20 tournament. Although IPL 2022 took place entirely in India, the forthcoming edition will be played at the home of every ten participants.
Sourav's email as quoted by TOI reads,
"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,"
Notably, IPL 2022 saw two new entrants, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans. It means, the upcoming IPLs will now be played at ten different stadiums across India. Alongside this, the BCCI has also confirmed Women's IPL early next year alongside the first-ever U-15 girls tournament.
“The BCCI is currently working on the much-awaited women's IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year. More details will follow in the due course. We are glad to introduce a girls u-15 tournament from this season.”