IPL 2020: New Rules & Changes for IPL 2020 that You Should Know

New Rules & Changes for IPL 2020 that You Should Know

Indian Premier League (IPL), the biggest T20 tournament of India, is scheduled to begin from the 29th of March, Sunday. The final match will be held on Sunday, the 24th of May, at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, the home ground of last year’s champion, Mumbai Indians. This was confirmed by the IPL Governing Council Brijesh Patel on Monday, the 27th of January. Several changes have been introduced in the rules and regulations for this season of the IPL.

Let’s Check out what’s new for IPL 2020 fans this Year

  1. Timing: no change will be made to the time-table of IPL night games. Just as last year, it will start from 8pm. The authorities were toying with the idea of preponing it to 7.30pm, but later dropped the idea. The meeting of IPL Governing Council and BCCI in New Delhi was followed by a media conference where Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI President and former Indian captain confirmed this information. He added that there will be only five double-headers (4pm and 8pm) this year, which implies that there will be only 6 games starting at 4pm, while the remaining matches will continue having a start time of 8pm.
  2. Substitute Players Rules: Ganguly also affirmed that the upcoming season of IPL will have concussion substitute. According to this rule, if a bowler, batsman, or fielder, suffers a concussion, then teams can replace the injured player during the game. However, the replacement must be approved by the match referee and it should be a like-for-like replacement.
  3. No-ball Rules: a new addition for the season, this rule lays down that the front foot no-balls will now be adjudicated by a separate TV umpire, in another addition to this year’s IPL.
  4. Rajasthan Royals’ New Home: they are likely to play their three home games at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati this season.

IPL All-Star Games: Ganguly further went on to say that an IPL All-Stars tournament will be held preceding the IPL. It was being speculated that Ahmedabad, which was the proposed venue for a high-profile match to be held on March 23, is likely to be the venue for the tournament; however, the BCCI President brushed aside the possibility. The proceeds from this undefined high-profile game will be donated for charity.


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