IPL 2023: What new rules have been introduced?

For the first time in men's cricket, teams will be able to take DRS on wide or no ball in this year's IPL season

IPL 2023
IPL 2023

The Indian Premier League (IPL 2023), the world’s largest T20 cricket league,  has started. In this season of IPL, cricket fans will also get to see smoky matches.

In this tournament, 10 teams will play 74 matches in 59 days.  Out of the 74 matches of the IPL, 70 matches will be played in the league stage and 4 matches will be played in the play-off stage.  Each team in the tournament will play 14 matches while 12 cities in India will host IPL 2023 matches.

If we talk about this edition, then some new rules will also be seen during the matches.  In this season, new rules like an impact player, review on wide and no ball, telling the playing XI after the toss, penalty for unnecessary movement by the wicketkeeper, and getting strike to the new batter were introduced.

 Impact Player:

In the IPL 2023, teams will be able to include an 11-member team like basketball and football, as well as a subordinate player who can be part of the game.

Teams will be able to substitute five players for their 11-member team before the match and one of them will be able to play in place of a player in the 11-member team when needed.  This player will be called an ‘Impact Player’. The impact player will be able to be a part of the game before the start of the innings after the over is over and after the fall of the wicket, but this impact player will be Indian.

However, if the team plays three foreign players in the 11-member team instead of four foreign players, then the foreign player can also play as an impact player.  The impact player will be able to be brought up till the 14th over of the innings and the player whose replacement it will come in will not be able to bowl or bat again in this match.

 Wide and No Ball Player Reviews:

For the first time in men’s cricket, teams will be able to take DRS on wide or no ball in this year’s IPL season.  Earlier, the fielding captain and batters have the option to take reviews on not out and out, but this time now reviews can also be taken on wide and no balls.  Earlier, the law was also introduced in the first Women’s Premier League that ended this month.

 Playing XI after the toss:

In cricket, captains usually tell they’re playing XI at the toss, but in this year’s edition of IPL 2023, the playing XI will be told after the toss.  Both captains will have two sheets on which two different playing XIs will be written, under which the captain will be able to play one playing XI when batting first or bowling comes.

IPL 2023
IPL 2023

If this law is understood in simple words, then it is such that the captain will have the facility that after the toss, he can play two different playing XIs if he fields first or bats.  The main purpose of this law is to reduce the impact of toss on the game.

 Penalty for unnecessary movement of the keeper:

Penalties will also be imposed on the unnecessary movement of the wicketkeeper during the game in the IPL 2023.

That is, if the wicketkeeper changes his place before the bowler bowls, then the umpire will have the option to declare the ball as wide ball, no ball, or dead ball, or put a penalty of five extra runs on the bowling side.

 After the fall of the wicket, the strike will be with the new batter:

Until last year in cricket, when the batter was caught out, the non-striker could cross the batter at the end and come to the batting end and play the next ball. However, the ICC abolished this law last year, after which the new batter will play the next ball after being dismissed.

The same law will also apply in IPL 2023 edition, after which no non-striker will be able to cross the batter and the new ball will play the new batter in any case.

Penalty on slow over rate:

Like international cricket, there will be penalties on slow over-rate in the IPL 2023. Each bowling team will have 90 minutes to bowl 20 overs. If there are more than 90 minutes of innings, a penalty will be imposed on the bowling side, under which only four fielders will be able to field outside the 30-yard circle.


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