IPL 2023 The Impact Player Rule: Before the 14th over of either innings, the Impact Player may replace any starting member of the XI. They are permitted to bat and bowl their full allotment of overs.
The “Impact Player” rule, a tactical replacement concept, will be used in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declared in December 2022 that a new regulation would be implemented to “bring a new dimension to the IPL.” According to the Indian Cricket Board, “one substitute player each club will be able to take a more active part in an IPL encounter,” calling it a “tactical approach.”
What is The Impact Player Rule In IPL 2023 ?
In essence, the Impact Player will be a 12th player who may be substituted for any member of the original Playing Eleven at any time. Each side must list four substitutes along with their starting Eleven on the squad sheet prior to the toss in accordance with the Impact Player regulation. One of these four subs may subsequently participate actively as an Impact Player in the game.
In the event that the club has four international players in their starting lineup, the impact player must be an Indian. Nonetheless, the team can select an international player as the Impact Player if they have fewer than four foreign players in their starting Eleven.
Before the 14th over of either innings, the Impact Player may replace any starting member of the XI. They are permitted to bat and bowl their full allotment of overs. The teams will also be in charge of deciding when to use or not use their Impact Player.
While this is going on, the captain of each team has the power to choose their Impact Player and determine whether they want to bat him at the start of an innings, at the end of an over, when a wicket falls, or when a batter retires.
The Impact Player, on the other hand, will not be able to bowl the remaining balls of the over if he or she is introduced by the bowling side during an over, following a dismissal, or if a batter retires.
The player who will be replaced as an Impact Player won’t participate in the rest of the game because he can’t even come back as a replacement fielder.
The Impact Player rule was first implemented by the BCCI during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which took place in October-November.
Hrithik Shokeen, a young all-rounder from Delhi, was the first Impact Player to be utilised in the just-completed Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Shokeen took two wickets for just 13 runs in the second innings after taking over as the opener for Delhi against Manipur in an Elite Group B match in Jaipur. Delhi won by a score of 71 runs.