IPL 2020 New Rules: The Governing Council has implemented some novel changes for the next season of the Indian Premier League.
The Indian Premier League Governing Council meeting held yesterday in Delhi has confirmed few intriguing changes for the next season of the Indian Premier League.
For starters, the 13th season of the cash-rich league will begin from March 29 this year. The final of the tournament will be played on May 24. Both the tournament opener and the final will be played in Mumbai, which is the home ground of the defending champions Mumbai Indians.
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IPL 2020 New Rules
The highlight among the new rules is that there will be a provision for a concussion substitute in the forthcoming season. The final call will be with the match referee who will decide if the replacement player is a like-for-like replacement of the injured player or not.
As reported earlier, IPL 2020 will see an extra umpire calling for no-balls to make sure on-field umpires don’t err with respect to the same. In IPL 2019, an error committed during a Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians match had it in it to affect the result of a match.
In another similar incident from last season, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni entered the ground from the dugout to argue with the umpire after he committed a no-ball-related error.
A team comprising of players from all the franchises will take part in an all-star match which will be played three days before the tournament opener in Mumbai. The venue for the same is yet to be finalized.
“It will be an IPL All Stars Game three days before the start of IPL. The venue is not Ahmedabad as it still not match ready. We have not decided on where we will make the donation,” BCCI President Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying to the reporters in Delhi on Monday.
As far as the discussion regarding the timing of the matches is concerned, they will begin at the same time as earlier, i.e., 8 PM. However, IPL 2020 will have only four double-header matches to counter the excessive heat during the summer season in India.