The competition to qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2022 is fierce. 5 teams are still competing for the remaining 2 berths. The tournament’s league stage matches end this Sunday. A total of 4 Playoff matches, including 2 Eliminators, a Qualifier, and the Final will therefore remain. While the league matches were played at 4 venues in Mumbai and Pune to minimize travel. The Playoffs will be played in Kolkata and Ahmedabad. With the final nearing, reports suggest that there is a slight change in the timings, and the IPL 2022 Final will now begin at 8 pm (20:00 IST). This was the usual timing for the night matches till 2017. Moreover, the BCCI is planning to move back to its old timings for IPL matches. Which is 4 PM for day matches and 8 PM for night ones.
Previously, IPL used to start with a grand opening ceremony and a closing ceremony used to be conducted before the final match. It was under a Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) regime that the opening and closing ceremonies were discontinued, 2 years back. However, this year, a decision is made to conduct the closing ceremony after an Apex Council meeting. It is to be noted that no grand opening ceremony was held to commence the IPL 2022 on March 26th. It is due to the Closing Ceremony that there’s a slight change in the timings.
IPL 2022 Final to start at 8 pm
|Date||May 29th, Sunday|
|Venue||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Fixture||TBC vs TBC|
|Closing Ceremony||18:30- 19:20 IST|
|Match begins at||20:00 IST|
A 50-minute ceremony featuring known Bollywood faces will begin at 06:30 PM at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Moreover, it is supposed to be done by 07:20 and the toss is scheduled to take place at 07:30 PM. Following the toss, the match will begin at 08:00 PM. Generally, there is a half-an-hour gap between the toss and the first inning of the match.
A star studded Closing ceremony would make the Finale all the way more exciting.
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