Chennai Super Kings, the defending champions, will face last season’s finalists Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season opener on Saturday, March 26 at the Wankhede stadium.
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As confirmed earlier, all the league matches of IPL 2022 will be played at four venues – three in Mumbai and one in Pune. Wankhede and DY Patil Stadium will host 20 matches each while the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai and MCA Stadium in Pune will play hosts to 15 games each.
New entrants Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants will face each other on March 28 at the same venue.
The first double-header of the season will be played on March 27, with Delhi Capitals taking on Mumbai Indians in the first match of the day, at the Brabourne Stadium, while Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore meeting each other in the second game of the evening at the DY Patil stadium. Overall, there is going to be a total of 12 double-headers, with six double-headers on Saturdays and six on Sundays.
A day before the final league game, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will face each other at the Wankhede Stadium on May 21. The final league game will be played at the same venue on May 22, with Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on Punjab Kings.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants will meet for a faceoff in their respective final games on May 18 at the DY Patil stadium. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans will play on May 19 at the Wankhede stadium in what will be the last league game for both of these sides. Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings play their last league game against each other at the Brabourne Stadium on May 20.
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Maharashtra Government has also decided to allow 25% spectators for all league matches during the IPL. A decision is yet to be taken on the venue for the playoffs. The schedule for the IPL 2022 playoffs is yet to be released.