The BCCI has recognized 5 practice locations in Mumbai for the league stage of IPL 2022 — the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) ground in Bandra-Kurla Complex, the Brabourne Stadium at the Cricket Club of India, DY Patil Stadium, the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai and the MCA ground in Thane.
The upcoming season of the IPL will commence from March 26th with a competition between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium, and end on May 22nd.
Each team will be settled in a separate hotel to assure that the bio-secure environment is created and looked after each of the hotels with ‘dedicated areas’ for the teams. A green corridor will be established for the teams to certify a ‘safe passage and smooth movement’ of the 10 teams for games and practice.
The teams are presumed to start appearing in Mumbai around 8th of March, and following a three to five-day quarantine period, will begin practicing from March 14th or 15th onwards.
Considering the IPL’s bio-secure protocols, the participants who will be a part of the bubble — players, support staff, match officials, commentators, broadcast crew and other participants who are important of the tourney will go through strict quarantine for 3-5 days prior entering their respective bubbles.
In case a player or participant catches COVID, other arrangements will be made for that person in the hotel.