New Delhi. Big news is coming about IPL 2022. The timing of the final to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 29 has been changed. Now this match will start at 8 pm instead of 7.30. That is, half an hour late. The BCCI has taken this step due to the closing ceremony of the T20 league. The ceremony will start at 6.30 pm and will last for 50 minutes. Many Bollywood stars will be involved in this. The toss will be held at 7.30 am. This time 10 teams are landing in the T20 league. Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants have qualified for the playoffs. Both the teams are entering the tournament for the first time.
According to the news of Cricbuzz, there will be cultural programs in the closing ceremony. Apart from this, the board is preparing to conduct the matches starting at 7.30 from the next season at 8 o’clock as before. From 2008 to 2017 the night matches started at 8 o’clock. The closing ceremony is going to happen for the first time after 2018. However, the inaugural program of the 15th season of the T20 league, which started on 26 March, was not held. Later, the Apex Council meeting decided on the closing ceremony.
The league round matches will end on May 22
The current season of IPL started from 26 March. Due to the presence of 10 teams, this time a total of 74 matches are to be played instead of 60. 70 matches of the league round are being held at 4 venues in Maharashtra. This decision was taken by the board due to Corona. The final match of the league round will be played on 22 May at the Wankhede Stadium. This match is to be held between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings.
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Knockout round matches will start from 24th May. The Qualifier 1 and Eliminator matches will be held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 24 and 25 May respectively. Qualifier-2 and final matches are to be held in Ahmedabad on May 27 and May 29. However, the 3 most successful teams in the history of the T20 league have already been eliminated from the tournament. CSK, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders did not perform well. At the same time, 2 new teams have performed amazingly.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 19, 2022, 16:02 IST