According to sources, the BCCI will sanction the ‘impact player’ rule for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which would be held in March and April. Under the new regulation, clubs can swap out any one of their players from their starting XI with a substitute.
Similar to the approach used for substitute players in football, this rule provides an option for those who need it. Results from a trial of the impact player rule in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy may convince the BCCI to adopt the policy for the Indian Premier League.
According to a report in The Hindu, the IPL governing council meeting on Thursday to discuss the new rule’s implementation.
The team must name four impact players in addition to the starting eleven at the coin toss. You can use the bench at any time (there is four total). Before the 14th over of each inning, a substitute can replace a regular player and bat or bowl his full quota. If the overcount is 10, the rule doesn’t apply.
The BCCI was quoted by the Hindu earlier this year as saying to the state units, “With the ever-increasing popularity of T20 cricket, it is imperative that we look at introducing new dimensions which will make this format more attractive and interesting not only for our viewers but also the participating teams from a strategic viewpoint.”
Impact Player system will come into effect from IPL 2023
In a statement, the BCCI explained that it was considering implementing a system called “Impact Player,” which would allow teams to swap out a single member of their starting XI at any point during a Twenty20 game depending on the situation.
A total of 991 players have registered with the BCCI for the forthcoming IPL auction on December 23 in Kochi.
“In order to participate in the IPL, players had to sign up before November 30, 2022. Nine hundred and ninety-one cricketers (714 Indian and 277 foreign) have registered for the TATA IPL 2023 Player Auction on December 23rd, 2022, in Kochi,” BCCI made a public announcement.