Tata IPL 2022: The wait Is Over (with details on New IPL Rules)

The wait is over for the new IPL 2022 Rules, and groups are formed. All eyes are glued for Tata IPL 2022 Live streaming on Star Sports and Disney Plus Hotstar. I assume it’s either IPL or Bigg Boss – the seasons that draw India’s attention.

Many of you must have saved March 26th 2022 in your journals. So, without taking much time, uncovering the latest updates on Tata IPL 2022.

 Important Information for IPL 2022

1st IPL 2022 Match                                          26th March 2022

Final IPL 2022 Match                                      29th May 2022

Total Number of League Matches                   70

Cities hosting IPL 2022 matches                    Mumbai and Pune

Number of teams playing in IPL for 2022     10

New IPL Teams                                                     Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants


IPL 2022 venue details

Complete update on IPL Auction 2022 is here


How are IPL groups divided in 2022?

To understand the basis of division, please look at the table below. This table comprises teams and the number of times they won IPL trophies alongside the number of times a team played in the IPL finals.

IPL 2022 Basis Of Division for Teams 

Information credit – IPLT20 official website

The IPL squads are divided into two groups on the basis of number of IPL championships a team won to the number of IPL finals a team played.

For example, Mumbai Indians won maximum championships, so it goes to group A, followed by the next team, CSK, which won the second most IPL championships to group B.

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TATA IPL Group A and B

IPL 2022 Group A and B

Table Courtesy – www.iplt20.com

Minimum Number of matches that each IPL team will play during IPL 2022

Each team will play a minimum of 14 league matches. The format will be like this.

Each team will play two times against their respective group teams and one match against other group B teams except their counterpart on the opposite team.

Each team will play two matches against this counterpart to the opposite side. This way, each team will play a total of 14 games.

For example, Kolkata Knight riders are in group A, so they will play with all other fellow teams of group A 2 times. In addition,  they will play against other group B teams one match each except for SRH.  As SRH is their counterpart from group B, so they will play two times against them.

TATA IPL Schedule Matrix 

Image taken from – iplt20.com 

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What are the New IPL Rules in 2022

Although most of the rules are the same, few new IPL rules are added this time. 

General IPL Rules

  1. Point system: Each winning team will get 2 points whereas the losing team won’t. In a tie, each team will get 1-1 points each. 
  2. There will be two Qualifier Stages, one Eliminator and one Final.

         Qualifier stage 1: This will be in each group, between teams ranked 1st and 2nd.

         Eliminator Stage:  Between 3rd and 4th ranked teams in the group.

         Qualifier stage 2: The winner from Eliminator will play against the loser of qualifier stage 1

         Final Stage: Final will be between winners of qualifier stage 1 and qualifier stage 2.

New IPL Rules for 2022

  1. Each team will get 2  DRS (direct review system) in each innings. 
  2. In case of a catch dismissal, the incoming player will come to strike the place. 
  3. If any team’s players get covid-19, and the franchise fails to make a team of 11 players. BCCI will try to reschedule the match.
  4. If rescheduling is not possible, the matter will go to the IPL technical committee. 
  5. In the playoff and final match, if super over or subsequent super overs can not be completed because of any reason, then the team that finished higher (higher score/ net run rate or what? Please clarify) will be declared winner of that match.

The Impact of new IPL rule of  2 DRS in each innings

This rule can help teams to a great extent. As a result, it can change the outcome of the match drastically.

Teams will get an extra opportunity to challenge the wrong decision of the umpire.


New IPL rule of Incoming Player at  the striking place

This rule will also impact the game. As previously, when lower order players were getting caught out, they used to change sides with upper order batter. This was beneficial to the batting side as an experienced batter would have come to the striking end.

But with the new IPL rule, this won’t be possible anymore. If any batter gets dismissed and changes his side, the new incoming batter will only take a striking end. 

Covid19 restrictions and Bio Bubble

IPL governing body has decided to impose a penalty up to INR 1 crore on the franchise, if it includes any outsider in their bio secure bubble. If still a team repeats the offence, the BCCI will deduct points from their point tally.

Although covid19 numbers are declining, still, the BCCI does not want to show any leniency as far as precautions are concerned. 

As per Times of Sports, there are some more sanctions for covid related offences on teams, their officials and match officials. 

  • First offence by team members, officials or match officials

Re-quarantine period of 7 days or the period suggested in Health and Safety protocols during IPL 2022 season. No pay for the period/ matches missed because of this quarantine period.

  • A second offence by team members, official or match official 

One match suspension after completion of the requiarantine period. And no pay against the suspension and quarantine period to the offender. 

  • Third offence by team members, official or match official 

BCCI will remove such offenders from participating in the remaining season; franchises will not take any replacement against him.

If the offence is done by  a family member of bio secure bubble player, team official or match official 

  • In case of the first offence

Seven days of re-quarantine or period suggested in Health and safety protocols for both- relevant players/officials and their family members. No pay to concerned players/officials for the matches missed due to quarantine period.

  • In the case of Second offence

Permanent removal of family members from the bio bubble for the remaining season and 7 days of re quarantine or period guided in health and safety protocols during IPL 2022. No pay for the matches missed due to requrantine.

Apart from this, there is the provision of more sanctions.

Breach 1: If a franchisee fails to field XI  players – out of this at least 7 should be Indian, and 1 substitute fielder. 

Sanction  : BCCI can reschedule the match. If rescheduling is not possible, BCCI can refer the matter to the IPL technical committee. And all the decisions taken by the IPL technical committee will be final, and all teams will abide by them.

Breach : Knowingly allowing any person into the bio-bubble without going through quarantine or failing to put proper measures and controls on the entry of any person in a bio-secure bubble.

Sanction: First Offence : BCCI can put a fine of INR 1 crore on the franchise. 

Second offence : deduction of 1 point from point tally.

Third and subsequent offences: Deduction of 2 points on each additional oppense.

Breach : Unauthorised departure by the player or their family member out from Biosecure bubble, that leads to requarantine of 7 days or suggested in Health and Safety protocols during IPL 2022.

Sanction: Pro-rata league fee penalty on the franchise by BCCI for the period of quarantine. 

Breach : Other breaches given in Health and Safety protocols of IPL 2022.

Sanctions :  BCCI will coordinate with the franchise to meet these protocols. BCCI will make sure that a complaint will be heard against the franchise under section 6 of operational rules.

In case any member official fails to get the covid test done. The first time they will get a warning, but their next offence will draw a penalty of INR 75000 on every subsequent offence.

In the absence of failed submission of covid test report, such a person will not get entry into the bio-secure bubble, stadium and hotel.


IPL 2022 full schedule, Time Table and venue details


Match No Matches Date Time Venue
1 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders March 26 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2 Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians March 27 3:30PM Brabourne – CCI
3 Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore March 27 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
4 Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants March 28 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
5 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals March 29 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
6 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders March 30 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
7 Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings March 31 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
8 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings April 1 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
9 Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals April 2 3:30PM DY Patil Stadium
10 Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals April 2 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
11 Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings April 3 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
12 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super Giants April 4 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
13 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore April 5 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
14 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians April 6 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
15 Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals April 7 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
16 Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans April 8 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
17 Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad April 9 3:30PM DY Patil Stadium
18 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians April 9 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
19 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals April 10 3:30PM Brabourne – CCI
20 Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants April 10 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
21 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Titans April 11 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
22 Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore April 12 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
23 Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings April 13 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
24 Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans April 14 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
25 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders April 15 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
26 Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants April 16 3:30PM Brabourne – CCI
27 Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore April 16 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
28 Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad April 17 3:30PM DY Patil Stadium
29 Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings April 17 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
30 Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders April 18 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
31 Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore April 19 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
32 Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings April 20 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
33 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings April 21 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
34 Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals April 22 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
35 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans April 23 3:30PM DY Patil Stadium
36 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderbad April 23 7:30PM Brabourne Stadium
37 Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians April 24 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
38 Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings April 25 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
39 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals April 26 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
40 Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad April 27 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
41 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders April 28 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
42 Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants April 29 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
43 Gujarat Titans vs Royal Challengers Bangalore April 30 3:30PM Brabourne Stadium
44 Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians April 30 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
45 Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants May 1 3:30PM Wankhede Stadium
46 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings May 1 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
47 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals May 2 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
48 Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings May 3 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
49 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings May 4 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
50 Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad May 5 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
51 Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians May 6 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
52 Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals May 7 3:30PM Wankhede Stadium
53 Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders May 7 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
54 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore May 8 3:30PM Wankhede Stadium
55 Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals May 8 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
56 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders May 9 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
57 Lucknow Super Giants vs Gujarat Titans May 10 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
58 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals May 11 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
59 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians May 12 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
60 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings May 13 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
61 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad May 14 7:30PM MCA Stadium, Pune
62 Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans May 15 3:30PM Wankhede Stadium
63 Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals May 15 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
64 Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals May 16 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
65 Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad May 17 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
66 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants May 18 7:30PM DY Patil Stadium
67 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans May 19 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
68 Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings May 20 7:30PM Brabourne – CCI
69 Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals May 21 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium
70 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings May 22 7:30PM Wankhede Stadium

Reference courtesy – India Today

So, in a nutshell, there are not many rule changes. But the BCCI and IPL governing body is serious about following covid guidelines. Coming of a new player at the striking side in case of dismissal of any player can be seen as reform.

In the end, reform or not, IPL will be a hit.

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I am getting ready with my bowl of popcorn. What about you?

Note:- We acknowledge the contribution of www.iplt20.com and Times of Sports.



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