BCCI is poised to deliver a potential game-changer in the upcoming edition of the IPL starting in late March/early April next year. Each team can have an “impact player” who can be used as a substitute for a regular player in the playing eleven. This is the substitution model used in football in one form or another.
Earlier, BCCI implemented the tactic in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Cup.
IPL board members held a virtual meeting on Thursday and there were deliberations to introduce the Impact Player concept – a move that has received positive response from local coaches and players, according to a report in The Hindu.
According to the rules, besides the starting lineup, teams will have to name four substitutes or impact players at the time of the throw-in. Among them can be used during the game. A player may replace a member of the starting line-up at any time before the end of the 14th round of any innings and will be able to hit and allocate his full share of overs.
However, the Impact Player rule does not apply when the game is reduced to less than 10 overs per side.
Earlier, Delhi footballer Hrithik Chokin was the first such player who helped his team beat Manipur in the Syed Mushtaq Ali league match in Jaipur in October.
“With the growing popularity of T20 cricket, it is imperative that we look at introducing new dimensions that will make this format more attractive and interesting not only to our viewers but also to the participating teams from a strategic point of view,” the Hindu newspaper quoted the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a statement to the country’s units. earlier this year.
“The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to introduce the concept of ‘player in influence’ where participating teams can replace a member of their XI during a T20 match based on the context of the game,” the statement said.
Earlier, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced that a total of 991 players had registered for the upcoming IPL 2023 auction. The deadline for registration to play ended on November 30 as 714 Indian players put their names in for the upcoming season of the cash-rich league. While 277 foreign players registered their names in the auction.
The auction will be held on December 23 in Kochi.
“IPL player registration has closed on 30 November 2022. A total of 991 players (714 Indian players and 277 overseas players) have registered to be part of the TATA IPL 2023 auction of players scheduled to take place on 23 December 2022 in Kochi,” the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry released statement.