IPL Impact Player Rule Foreign Players Explained

The 2023 edition of the IPL has introduced the new ‘impact player’ rule which will allow the teams to bring in a player from the nominated four players at any point in the innings. The 16th edition of the cash-rich league will kick off on Friday, March 31.

 

IPL Impact Player Rule Foreign Players

IPL Impact Player Rule Foreign Players Explained

The 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin on March 31, Friday with the defending champions GUJRAT TITAN taking on the CHENNAI SUPER KINGS (CSK). Apart from the tournament returning to its traditional way, the 2023 edition is likely to be MS Dhoni’s final year in the cash-rich league and the introduction of a few new rules added a bit more excitement among the people and all IPL fans.

IPL Impact Player Rule Foreign Players

The most interesting and intriguing of them all is the ‘impact player’ rule where a team can bring any player from the bench out of the four nominated for the same at any given point of the innings. The rule was tried out first in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy where the player could be brought in after 14 overs. The rule as per BCCI has been introduced in the IPL to give more opportunities to the uncapped Indian players. Therefore, only an Indian player can be brought in as an impact player but with an exception.

 

IPL Impact Player Rule Foreign Players

 

Moreover, an overseas player too can be brought in as an impact player, however, on the condition that the total number of foreign players is not more than four. Thus, a team can have three overseas players at the start and then if needed, they can bring in an overseas player as an impact player. An overseas player can be replaced by an Indian player or vice-versa can only happen if the starting XI gas only three foreigners.

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IPL Impact Player Rule Foreign Players

Apart from the impact player rule, there are a couple more rules that have been introduced. The teams can name their playing XI after the toss to negotiate its impact as well as a penalty for fielding teams for slow over-rate at end of every over. Since this is the first edition after the rule change, it could take some time for the franchises to understand it completely and its impact, but has surely brought some excitement and more eyeballs to the 2023 season.

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