On March 31, 2023, the IPL season will get underway. In the opening match at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat Titans, the defending champions, will take against Chennai Super Kings. Throughout the course of 52 days, 70 league games will be played. May 28, 2023 is the date set for the IPL 2023 championship.
IPL 2023 will include new rules and a new format. The Indian Premier League 2023 will bring back domestic delight because of the tournament’s home-and-away format.
This year, the BCCI decided to change several of the league’s rules, including:
- The captains are allowed to list four substitute players, from whom one might be called upon later, when submitting the team sheets. From the moment he steps onto the field, the ‘Impact Player’ is capable of performing all three roles: batting, bowling, and fielding. The Impact Player can only be an Indian player unless the franchise has fewer than four foreign players in the Playing XI”.
As per the BCCI, ” an overseas player who is part of 4 substitutes named in the team sheet can be used as an Impact Player. If a team introduces an overseas player as an Impact Player in a match, in no circumstance can a 5th overseas player take the field.”
The Impact Player can enter the game before the start of an inning or after an over is finished, it should be mentioned.
On the batting side, Impact Player can be introduced when a wicket is lost or whenever a batter decides to leave the game during an over.
The Impact Player, however, cannot be used as the captain of the team.
- If an undue movement of a fielder or wicketkeeper occurred, there will be a penalty of 5 runs assessed to the fielding side, and the delivery on which it occurred will be ruled dead by the on-field umpire.
- Only four fielders will be allowed outside the 30 yards area if the team failed to bowl overs in allocated time.
- Players can now challenge the wide and no-ball decisions of the umpires using the Decision Review System (DRS). The Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 became the first tournament to introduce the rule, and now IPL will also see it being implemented in their 16th edition.