What’s new in the IPL 2023:-The approximately 20 existing umpiring signals in cricket will soon be joined by a new one. To announce the debut of Impact Player in IPL 2023, the umpires will raise and cross their arms.Will give a new tactical/strategic dimension to the game according to BCCI.
Along with the new toss rule that allows captains to declare their starting lineup after the coin is flipped, the IPL’s most recent season will provide some fresh perspectives to the T20 game, which is always growing.
We will need to go through some permutations and see how it impacts the balance of side ,says the head coach of a squad, noting that the new rules will change their cognitive powers.
The BCCI, in a note announcing the new umpire signal and rules of the Impact Player, noted that it ,Would preserve IPL’s position at the forefront of innovative cricket and continue the evolution of the T20 format.
The rules of the game specify that ,a player may also be permitted to review any decision made by on-field umpires concerning wide or no ball.
Impact Player’s debut is the biggest change in this IPL. The rule will operate in this way.
BCCI offers the Captain will designate the Impact Player to the umpire and the umpire will indicate in the manner as seen in the image above indicating that the Impact Player is being introduced.
It included- The Impact Player may be used before the commencement of an inning, after an over, or in the case of a batter, at the fall of the wicket or at any point throughout the over.
bowling team can also acquire an Impact Player during the fall of the wicket, however that Impact Player will not be authorised to deliver the remaining balls in that over if the wicket has fallen mid-over.
New rules for toss in IPL 2023
BCCI reports: -To allow teams to select the best 11 players depending on whether they are batting or bowling first, the requirement that Captains exchange their teams before the toss has been altered to an exchange of teams immediately after the toss. Also, it will help the clubs prepare for the impact player.
Two team documents are carried by each captain.
If they choose to bat first
(a) playing XI and 5 subs.
(b) Playing an XI and 5 substitutes if they bowl first.
The captains will trade team sheets based on the result of the toss.
Regulations for Impact Player in IPL 2023
Each team must declare its starting eleven players and five replacements prior to the coin toss. One player can be used as an Impact Player out of the substitutes listed on the team sheet.
Each club may utilise one Impact Player per game. That is not necessary, though. Teams have the option of using or not using the Impact Player.
A player who is replaced by an Impact Player (“Replaced Player”) is not permitted to return as a substitute fielder or take part in the remainder of the game, the BCCI further emphasised.
Even if the team substitutes Impact Player to replace the injured player, the game-ending injury prevents the injured player from returning. If it is not, Impact Player can only be introduced in the manner outlined above.
The Impact Player must be an Indian player unless there are no less than four international players in the playing Eleven.
Only one foreign player can be used as an Impact Player when a team starts with fewer than four foreign players. Only international players who are one of the five substitutes named on the squad sheet are eligible to be Impact Players. If a team inserts an impact player from another nation during a game, a fifth foreign player is never allowed to step onto the field.
The entry of the Impact Player can only be notified by the captain to the fourth or on-field umpires at the fall of the wicket, the batter’s retirement at any moment during the over, or at the end of an innings.
After the Impact Player enters the game, a player can bat and bowl their whole allotment of 4 overs in a single innings.