IPL 2023 new rules – from two team sheets to impact player, here are the new rules

Mar 31, 2023

By: Sourabh Jain

IPL 2023 to begin from today

The IPL 2023 will begin from today, March 31, 2023 as the reigning champions, Gujarat Titans take on Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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New rules introduced from this edition

To keep the matches exciting and competitive, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced some new rules for IPL 2023.

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Impact player in IPL

The first new rule introduced by the BCCI is the impact player rule.

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What is the new impact player rule in IPL?

The impact player rule allows teams to make a tactical substitution, who can be a batsman or a bowler, as per the team’s requirements.

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Who can be an impact player in the IPL?

Teams can use any player as an impact player. For overseas players, an impact player will be allowed only if the team hasn’t used the quota of four overseas players at the start of the game.

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Playing XI to be announced after the toss

IPL has introduced a new rule, allowing teams to carry two team sheets and announcing the final playing XI after the toss, based on whether they are batting first or bowling.

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Reducing the impact of the toss

The ability for teams to announce the playing XI after the toss is aimed at reducing the impact of the toss to a certain extent, making the games more competitive.

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DRS for wides and no balls

Another rule that has been introduced allows both sides to check for no balls and wides, also allowing the bowling team to challenge wides and no balls given by the on-field umpire.

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Where to watch IPL 2023?

Now that you know the new rules of IPL 2023, you can watch the games on JioCinema on your smartphone, laptop, and smart TV or on the Star Sports network on your TV.

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