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What is the IPL Impact Player rule & how does it work?

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Cricket News: What is the IPL Impact Player rule & how does it work? | Details about the IPL Impact Player rule

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking to introduce the ‘impact player’ system in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2023 onwards. The tactical substitution concept will allow captains to replace a member of the playing XI with another player from the bench during the course of the game itself.

The topic was brought up in discussion during a meeting of the IPL Governing Council on Thursday and the franchises have been sent a note regarding the same as well.

IPL Impact Player rule details

Any team will be allowed to name four pre-decided substitutes and one of them can be introduced to the field. However, this change to the playing XI can only be made by or before the end of the 14th over of a team’s innings.

The impact player can only be brought in at the end of an over. There is an exception though. Provided that there is an injury in either team, the player could be introduced to the field after the fall of a wicket as well.

The player brought into the game freshly can bat and even bowl his entire quota of overs. On the other hand, the subbed out will be disallowed from taking any further part in the game, even not in the capacity of a substituted fielder.

“From IPL 2023 Season, a tactical/strategic concept will be introduced to add a new dimension to IPL, wherein one substitute player per team will be able to take a more active part in an IPL match. The regulations pertaining to the same will be issued shortly,” a note from the BCCI read, as reported by Business Today.

“The matter has been discussed at the IPL GC meeting and BCCI will share the details soon,” a source from an IPL franchise was quoted in a report by the Press Trust of India (PTI).

The BCCI had incidentally introduced this rule in the recently-concluded season of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Indian domestic cricket’s premier T20 competition, last month.

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