The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to implement interesting rules for the upcoming IPL season. BCCI is going to implement ‘Impact Player’ rule for IPL 2023. This rule was also recently implemented in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy of domestic cricket. After success in domestic cricket, it will be implemented in IPL. Due to the implementation of these rules in IPL, the trend of the match can change anytime.
Its information has been shared on the official Twitter handle of IPL. BCCI has also given a statement in this regard. The statement said that the BCCI intends to implement the Impact Player Rule. Through this, during the IPL, teams will be able to change a member in the playing XI according to the situation of the game.
Know what is Impact Player
As per the impact player rule, teams will have to name four additional players along with the playing XI at the time of the toss. Any one of these four players will be able to be a part of the team during the match. Teams will be able to include their impact player before 14 overs in any innings. This player will be able to bowl or bat during the match as per the requirement of the team.
In this situation the rule will not apply
If under any circumstance the match is played for 10 overs then the impact player rule will not apply. Let us tell you that Delhi all-rounder Hrithik Shokeen was included as the first impact player in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. As an impact player, he helped Delhi win by 71 runs against Manipur. He took 2 wickets for 13 runs in this match.
Know how the trend of the match will change
According to this rule, teams will get a chance to use 12 players instead of 11 during the match. With the introduction of this rule, there can be a lot of difference in the batting and bowling of the teams. The impact player will be instrumental in turning the tide of the entire match. The fielding team will be able to choose the player sitting in the dugout. However, no team will be bound to use an impact player during the match. The captain, head coach or team manager must inform the match officials before it can be used.