BCCI introduce change in IPL playing conditions

Mumbai, March 14 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday introduced some changes to the playing conditions of the of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ahead of the upcoming 15th edition. The major change in the playing conditions is that number of Decision Review System (DRS) increased from one to two, Cricbuzz reported. “In each innings, the number of reviews have been increased from one to two,” Cricbuzz quoted BCCI as saying. The second major change is the rule about the inability to field a XI due to Covid situation in a team. “Unable to field a team on account of Covid for any match due to having less than 12 players available in the playing XI (of which at least 7 must be Indian) plus 1 substitute fielder. The BCCI, at its discretion, will attempt to reschedule the match for later in the season,” Cricbuzz quoted BCCI comm que as saying. “If this is not possible, the issue will be referred to the IPL Technical Committee. The decision of the IPL Technical Committee will be final and binding,” he said. In the previous rule, the board will attempt to reschedule the match for later in the season. If this is not possible, the franchise will be deemed to have lost the match with its opponent being awarded 2 points. The BCCI has also said that in case of a Super Over to break a tie in the playoffs/final is not possible, then the team that has finished higher in the league will be declared winners. BAV SHK2246

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