IPL 2022: The fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League has finally come to an end. The two-month-long season which started on March 26 came to an end on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
It was a fascinating season with two new teams entering the fold in the Indian Premier League. There was so much hype around the expansion of the IPL with the inclusion of two new teams.
The two new teams, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans did not disappoint us as they went on to put on an excellent performance. Lucknow Super Giants reached the playoffs while Gujarat Titans lifted the IPL trophy.
Gujarat Titans went on to win the IPL trophy in their maiden IPL season. This is a luxury for teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals who have been here since the start but could not even lift the trophy for a single time.
While major teams like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians played their worst season in the IPL. Mumbai Indians went on to finish at the last position with eight points in 14 games while Chennai Super Kings finished at the second last position.
They too could hold on to only eight points in 14 games. For other teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals, this was yet another forgettable season like the usual times.
IPL 2022: PCB expresses concerns over a possible two and half month IPL window
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed concerns over a possible two and half month window for IPL. BCCI secretary Jay Shah recently went on to reveal that IPL will get a two and half month window.
Moreover, the same will be conveyed to ICC and other boards. However, PCB is back to its usual tactic to pull down BCCI. They have expressed concerns over that.
The ICC board meeting will be held during the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July and this matter will probably be discussed there. Mr Jay Shah has said that the BCCI is committed to international bilateral cricket but with so many leagues cropping up and the IPL planning expansion this has to be discussed among the cricket boards,” a PCB source told NDTV.
Ramiz Raja recently took a dig on IPL, he said, “This is a game of money. When the cricket economy grows in Pakistan, our respect will rise. The main driver of that financial economy is the PSL.
If we take the PSL to the auction model, and increase the purse, then I’ll put it in the IPL bracket. And then we’ll see who goes to play the IPL over the PSL.”