The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday (December 2) confirmed the introduction of the ‘impact player’ rule from the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The concept of the ‘Impact Player’, which is originally taken from Australia’s T20 competition Big Bash League (BBL) was first introduced in India in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022.
The official Twitter handle of IPL shared a post, which stated that an ‘Impact Player’ rule is all set to be introduced in the cash-rich league which will add a “new dimension” to the exciting T20 tournament and a substitute player will be able to play a major role during the IPL matches.
“From the TATA IPL 2023 season, a tactical concept will be introduced to add a new dimension to the IPL, wherein one substitute player per team will be able to take a more active part in an IPL match.”
IPL 2023: What is the ‘Impact Player’ Rule?
The ‘Impact Player’ rule allows teams to bring in a substitute player in place of any member of the starting XI. However, a team taking part in a match needs to submit the names of four substitutes at the time of the toss and only one of them could be used during the course of the game.
This ‘Impact Player’ can only replace any member of the starting XI before the 14th over of either innings finished and the player who has been replaced will no longer be allowed to participate in the match.
After his introduction, the player will be allowed to bat and bowl his full quota of overs. It is worth noting that a team can only use a total of 11 batters. Also, if a game is reduced to less than 10 overs due to rain; teams will not be allowed an impact player either.