September 30, 2022

Mumbai, Sep 22: The Indian Premier League (IPL) will return to its original home-and-away format from the 2023 season, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has informed the state associations.

“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,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Ganguly’s note to state units.

Due to the covid outbreak in 2020, IPL held behind close doors across three venues in UAE – Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

In 2021, the league was held across four venues in India- Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Chennai. It was again moved to the UAE due to the Covid-19 outbreak in teams’ setup.

Ganguly has informed the state units that the Board plans to start the inaugural edition of the Women’s IPL (WIPL) early next year.

“The BCCI is currently working on the much-awaited Women’s IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year,” Ganguly wrote in the letter dated September 20.

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