The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will return to its original pre-Covid-19 format (Home and Away Format). In which teams will play matches on their home ground and on the opposing team’s field. The President of the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly has informed the board-affiliated entities in this regard.
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In the year 2020, due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, the IPL took place in empty stadiums in three venues of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi. In 2021 also the tournament took place at four venues – Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Chennai. But now the epidemic is under control and hence IPL 2023 will be played in the old format with each team playing one home and one away match. In a message sent to the state units, Ganguly said, “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,”
Apart from this, the BCCI is also planning to organize the much-awaited women’s IPL early next year. PTI reported last month that the tournament is likely to take place in March after the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.
“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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Apart from the women’s IPL, the BCCI is also going to organize a girls’ under-15 ODI tournament.
“We are glad to introduce a girls U15 One Day tournament from this season. Women’s cricket has seen phenomenal growth across the world and our national team has been performing well. This new tournament will create a pathway for our young girls to play at the national and international level,” Ganguly wrote.