Mumbai Indians’ home matches are causing worry among IPL franchises
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin in India in the last week of March. Since 2019, this will be the first time the IPL will be played in its whole in the country.
Due to the threat of Covid-19, the board has reportedly chosen to hold the majority of the league stage matches in Mumbai’s Wankhede, Brabourne, and DY Patil Stadiums, with the remainder in Pune. As a result, other franchises have complained to the BCCI about the Mumbai Indians’ home matches.
There was no home advantage for any team in the league’s previous season, as the franchisees played group stage matches at neutral locations before the tournament was halted owing to an outbreak of Covid-19 in multiple camps. In comparison to last year’s tournament, though, the scenario is a little different.
According to reports, the franchises have no objections to the Mumbai Indians playing their match anywhere other than Wankhede Stadium. However, the BCCI has yet to release the tournament’s final fixtures, and it will be intriguing to watch if the five-time champions are given home matches or not.