The world’s richest cricket league is just a day away, the Indian Premier League’s 16th edition brings in a high level of enthusiasm amongst cricket lovers. Like every year this year also the ever-evolving IPL has continued to surprise the viewers with something interesting.
Generally in a game of cricket universally 11 players in a team but with the new impact player rule every team will have one extra player on the field.
What is the Impact player rule?
The rule allows each franchise to bring an ‘impact player’ into the playing team, be it while bowling or batting.
While submitting the team sheets, the captains will be allowed to name four substitute players from which one can be called upon later.
The ‘Impact Player’ can do everything from the time he comes onto the pitch, be it batting, bowling, or fielding. But, the “Impact Player can only be an Indian player unless the franchise has fewer than four overseas players in the Playing XI.”
As per the BCCI, ” an overseas player who is part of 4 substitutes named in the team sheet can be used as an ‘Impact Player’. If a team introduces an overseas player as an Impact Player in a match, in no circumstance can a 5th overseas player take the field.” It also has to be noted that the ‘Impact Player’ can be brought into the game before the start of the innings, or after an over is completed.
When it comes to the batting side, ‘Impact Player’ can be brought in at the fall of a wicket, or when a batter decides to retire at any time during the course of an over. The ‘Impact Player’, however, cannot be used as the captain of the team.
The first match will be played between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings at the Ahmedabad stadium starting to stream at 19:30.
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