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BCCI to discuss Plan B with IPL team owners as number of Omicron cases rise

BCCI had to postpone the last edition midway in May when the country was hit by the second wave of the pandemic.

SportsTiger Staff Administrator

Updated - 22 December 2021 8:52 pm

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Highlights
  • IPL 2022 is reportedly set to kick off on April 2 in Chennai, with the old home and away format coming back.
  • The new Omicron variant is spreading rapidly in the country and this has prompted BCCI to ponder on an alternate plan.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to organise an IPL owners’ meeting next month to discuss Plan B for IPL 2022. The new Omicron variant is spreading rapidly in the country and this has prompted BCCI to ponder on an alternate plan. The IPL 2022 is set to be played in India but an increase in cases might change the scenario and the board is likely to discuss all the scenarios with the owners.

IPL 2022 is reportedly set to kick off on April 2 in Chennai, with the old home and away format coming back. However, if the situation gets worse due to the pandemic, BCCI need to be ready with alternative plans. Notably, BCCI had to postpone the last edition midway in May when the country was hit by the second wave of the pandemic. BCCI later had to shift the second half of the tournament to Dubai.

IPL 2022 mega auction to take place in February

According to reports, BCCI are planning to hold the mega auction on the 7th and 8th of February in Bangalore.  Meanwhile, the status of the new Ahmedabad franchise has not yet been cleared. CVC Sports, the firm which bought the franchise, has been settled but a formal communication has not gone to the new teams.

Meanwhile, the Lucknow franchise has appointed Vijay Dahiya as Assistant Coach for IPL 2022. Earlier, the franchise had announced Gautam Gambhir as a mentor for the upcoming season.

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