IPL to return to its old home and away format in 2023, confirms Sourav Ganguly

The Indian Premier League (IPL) will return to its unique, pre-COVID-19, home-and-away format from the 2023 season, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has conveyed to the Board’s affiliated state models.

The IPL has been held at just a few venues for the reason that outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 because the profitable league unfolded behind shut doorways throughout three venues in UAE — Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

In 2021 too, the match was held throughout 4 venues — Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Chennai.

Nevertheless, with the pandemic underneath management, the cash-rich league will return to its outdated format by which every crew performs one house and one away match.

“The following season of males’s IPL will even return to the house and away format with all ten groups enjoying their house matches at their designated venues,” learn a Ganguly’s observe to state models.

IPL Trophy 2022. (FILE)

The observe gave them a “snapshot” of the continued home season.

The BCCI is conducting a full-fledged home season for the primary time since 2020 and all multi-day tournaments will even return to the normal house and away format.

Anticipating Ladies’s IPL to to start out early subsequent 12 months

The BCCI can also be working to host the inaugural version of the much-anticipated Ladies’s IPL early subsequent 12 months.

PTI had final month reported that the match is prone to happen in March after the Ladies’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.

“The BCCI is at the moment engaged on the much-awaited Ladies’s IPL. We predict to start out the primary season early subsequent 12 months,” Ganguly wrote within the letter dated September 20.

The Ladies’s IPL is anticipated to lift the usual of girls’s cricket in India.

In addition to the the Ladies’s IPL, the BCCI can also be launching a women under-15 ODI match.

“We’re glad to introduce a women U15 One Day match from this season. Ladies’s cricket has seen phenomenal development the world over and our nationwide crew has been performing properly. This new match will create a pathway for our younger women to play on the nationwide and worldwide degree,” Ganguly wrote.

The inaugural girls’s under-15 occasion will probably be performed from December 26 to January 12 throughout 5 venues — Bangalore, Ranchi, Rajkot, Indore, Raipur, Pune.

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