CSK to play KKR in opening match of IPL


IPL 2022 Schedule – CSK vs KKR Opener: In a repeat of last season’s final, the IPL Season 15 will open with the match between MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings vs Shreyas Iyer led Kolkata Knight Riders. The opening match between CSK vs KKR will be played at Wankhede Stadium on March 26 as information about IPL 2022 Schedule is finally out. Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates & IPL 2022 Full Schedule with InsideSport.IN

With that, IPL has decided to stick to the norms of defending champions playing the first match next season. In fact, it will be a rematch of the last season’s final Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the final handily.

“IPL will start with CSK vs KKR match. We have not made any changes to the existing norms of defending champions playing the first match next season. There will be 25% crowd present for the matches initially,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

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IPL 2022 Schedule: IPL Season 15 to open with Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match at Wankhede on March 26

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CSK vs KKR OpenerMS Dhoni vs Shreyas Iyer: Mumbai will host 55 matches this season while 15 games will be held in Pune. BCCI is yet to announce the venue of the playoffs.

The 10 team IPL will kick-off with Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders game at the Wankhede Stadium on March 26.

The nearby Brabourne Stadium, Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium and Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium are also scheduled to host games this season.

Mumbai Cricket Association’s ground in Bandra-Kurla Complex and Dadoji Kondadev Stadium in Thane have been identified as training facilities for the teams.

IPL 2022 Schedule: IPL Season 15 to open with Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match at Wankhede on March 26

The full schedule of IPL 2022 will be released by the BCCI either on Sunday or Monday according to a senior BCCI official.

“The full schedule of IPL 2022 will be released in next 48 hours. BCCI has got all assurances & support from the Maharashtra government to conduct the IPL Season 15 as smoothly as it can get”, said BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal.

IPL 2022 Schedule: IPL Season 15 to open with Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match at Wankhede on March 26
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IPL 2022 Schedule: IPL Season 15 to open with Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match at Wankhede on March 26

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IPL 2022 Full ScheduleDedicated Traffic Lane for IPL Teams: BCCI on Saturday met the state government officials including Maharashtra’s tourism and environment minister, Aaditya Thackeray.

The government has pledged their full support to the 15th season of the league. Such has been the extended hand of support by the local government that special arrangements are being done to even save the IPL Teams & Officials from Mumbai’s long traffic JAMS.

According to a report by The Indian Express, the Maharashtra government has assured the BCCI that a dedicated traffic lane will be provided for the teams from HOTEL to VENUE.

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Will the crowd be allowed at IPL 2022? Though nothing has been officially announced in this regard by the BCCI, It is learnt that the Maharashtra government will allow crowds of up to 25 percent of the stadium capacity for the games.

The state government, meanwhile, will help in conducting RT-PCR tests and creating a bio-bubble for the tournament.

Below is the breakdown of matches as per the venues: 

Mumbai – Wankhede Stadium 20 Matches
Mumbai – Brabourne Stadium (CCI) 15 Matches
Mumbai – DY Patil Stadium 20 Matches
Pune – MCA International Stadium 15 Matches
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All IPL Teams will play

  • 4 matches each at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium.
  • 3 matches each at Brabourne Stadium (CCI) and MCA International Stadium, Pune.

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