Indian Premier League (IPL) which is also known as the most-rich league never fails to entertain cricket fans apart from a platform to players display their skills, and now, the Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) is all set to make IPL more thriller with the introduction an ‘Impact Player Rule‘ for every team.
If one can recall the recently conclude Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, you can have a fair idea as to what the new rule is all about.
As per reports, the governing council members of the IPL deliberate the introduction of the Impact Player concept on 1st December 2022.
The clause, which is similar to a player substitute in football, was well accept by domestic circuit coaches and players.
BCCI said in its note to the franchises :
Under this rule, a team will be able to take out any player of its choosing and substitute the said player with one from the bench.
This was first introduce in the Australian Big Bash League, which allow ‘X-Factors‘.
At the midway point of each innings, teams were allow to choose one substitute in place of someone in the playing XI.
The IPL or the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have not given out any details regarding the conditions of the rule, but it is expect that it will get clarified over the next couple of weeks ahead of the mini auction for the 2022 season.
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About Impact Player Rule
According to this rule, each team will have to name four substitute players along with their playing 11.
Any team can replace any one of these four players with any player as an impact player for 14 overs.
So, any player who leaves the team as an impact player will not be able to appear on the field again as for the rest of the match, only the Impact Player will play the match.
Any team can replace any player within the stipulate overs whether the said player is batting or bowling or not.
If for any reason the overs are curtaile and it is reduce to less than 10, then this rule won’t be applicable.
While, this is not a new rule as in the year 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC) tried this rule of a substitute and at that time it was call as ‘Super Sub‘.