Rashmi Ranjan

The fifteenth edition of the much-popular Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will be played in India, after nearly half of the matches in the last edition were played in UAE last year.

However, the grand cricket show will be on here sans the spectators. The crazy crowds in the country will miss this mega cricketainment.

As per top sources in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), due to the gripping Third Wave scenario in the country, the BCCI top governing honchos have taken a decision to hold the cash-ringing tournament in India, but without the crowds.

The rich-cricket extravaganza will be going to held in Mumbai and the likely venues for the tournament are- the "Mecca of Indian Cricket" -Wankhede Stadium, Cricket Club of India (CCI), DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai and Pune, if needed, the top sources informed news agency ANI.

Last year on 7 March 2021, the BCCI announced the fixtures for the tournament. The holding of the IPL tournament when the country was battling with a devastating second wave of the pandemic had brought a tons of brickbats for the BCCI then.

But post breaching of the bio-bubbles by the Delta-led second wave, and after a rise in positivity among the players in many competing teams, the BCCI suspended 29 remaining matches for indefinitely on May 4, 2021. 

Later, on May 29, 2021, the BCCI announced conducting the remaining matches of the tournament in the UAE. The final was held on Oct 15, 2021.

The CSK won its 4th title beating the KKR.

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