IPL 2023 will have home and away format, Sourav Ganguly confirms
The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has officially confirmed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) will return to its original home-and-away format. The next season of IPL will be played in 2023 and the same 10 teams will fight for the title.
The Indian Premiere League has only been held at few venues since the outbreak of covid-19 and to the worst of cricket lovers, the IPL 2020 was unfolded behind close doors across three venues in UAE — Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
And a similarly in 2021 IPL was played at just four venues, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Ahmedabad. But now the next season, IPL 2023 will be played in the same was as it was played before covid-19. The cash-rich league will be played in the same was where each team plays one home and one away match.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wrote a note to state units saying that the next season of men’s IPL will also go back to the home and away format with all ten teams playing their home matches at their designated venues.
What’s even more interesting that, BCCI is planning to introduce women’s Indian Premiere League in 2023. And they are working to host the inaugural edition of the much-anticipated Women’s IPL early next year. And it seems like the women’s tournament will likely take place in March after the Women’s T20 World Cup which will be held in South Africa.
Currently the board is focusing on the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which will be played in Australia from October 16 to November 13. Just like Asia Cup, India will kickstart their campaign against Pakistan on October 23, the day of Diwali. Next India will play along South Africa and Bangladesh on October 30 and November 2nd.