- BCCI sent circular to all the states on the new rule
- Impact Player rule may apply in domestic T20 cricket
- Such a rule is also used in Big Bash League under the name ‘X Factor’
Impact Player Rule T20: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has approved a new rule in T20 cricket. Under this rule, now not only 11 but more players can also get a chance to play in the team. However, this rule is similar to football and hockey in which substitute players get a chance. Under this rule, something similar will happen but the only difference will be that this rule will be applicable only for 14 overs in each innings. After that the player cannot be replaced. This rule can be implemented in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for testing. This rule is similar to the super-sub rule introduced in international cricket some time back.
Will IPL be implemented in 2023?
This rule has been named ‘Impact Player’. This rule is also used in the Big Bash League under the name X Factor in which a maximum of 13 players can play. It is also being said that if this rule is successfully tested in the domestic cricket tournament and it is successful, then it can be implemented in IPL 2023 next year as well. The BCCI has sent a circular to all the states, which states, ‘Keeping in mind the growing popularity of T20 cricket, now preparations are being made to bring something new. Through this, this format can be made more interesting for the players and teams along with the fans.
How will this rule be?
- According to the format of this rule mentioned in the circular, ‘The captain has to give playing-11 at the time of toss, along with the names of 4 other players will also have to be substituted. Any one of these four players can be replaced by a player included in the playing-11 under the ‘Impact Player’ rule.’
- Whoever is used as the ‘Impact Player’ will play the match. A player excluded from playing-11 will not be able to play. The player cannot be used during break time or fielding in the match.
- The team will definitely have an advantage from this, if a bowler is included as an ‘impact player’, then he will bowl his full 4 overs. The number of overs bowled or not bowled by the dismissed bowler will not affect that ‘impact player’.
- The batting team will have to use the impact player only during the fall of the wicket or during the innings break.
- However, one thing that the team, captain or management will have to keep in mind is that they have to inform the field umpire or fourth umpire before using the ‘Impact Player’ rule.
- According to this BCCI rule, during the match, both the teams will be able to use the ‘Impact Player’ before the 14th over of the innings. That is, after this the rule will not be used.
- If a player is injured and the team has used an impact player to replace him, the injured player will no longer be part of the rest of the match. The impact player has to be used only at the end of that over.
- At the same time, it will not be mandatory to use this rule and it will be up to the teams whether they want to use it or not.