New rules for IPL 2021

New rules for IPL 2021

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to begin in less than 10 days and the fans are getting excited to watch their favorite superstars in action where they will battle to secure the ultimate prize.

The competition will begin on April 09 with the Match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) whereas the final is scheduled to be played on May 30 in Ahmedabad.

To make this competition even more interesting for the players as well as the viewers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced a new set of rules.

Here, we're discussing them briefly in order to make sure that the fans will understand how the competition will pan out in the coming days.

No soft decisions:

In cricket, a number of rules have come under criticism over the years and one of them is the 'soft decision.'

A soft decision is when the on-field umpires refer the decision to the third umpire sitting in front of the monitor and tell him their point of view about what happened on the field.

The third umpire can only change the 'soft decision'' if there is 'conclusive evidence' in front of him.

However, in the IPL 2021, the BCCI has introduced a new rule where the on-filed umpires are no longer supposed to give any soft signal while referring the decision to the third umpire.

New Super Over rule:

Previously no T20 match which ended after the

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to begin in less than 10 days and the fans are getting excited to watch their favorite superstars in action where they will battle to secure the ultimate prize.

The competition will begin on April 09 with the Match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) whereas the final is scheduled to be played on May 30 in Ahmedabad.

To make this competition even more interesting for the players as well as the viewers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced a new set of rules.

Here, we're discussing them briefly in order to make sure that the fans will understand how the competition will pan out in the coming days.

No soft decisions:

In cricket, a number of rules have come under criticism over the years and one of them is the 'soft decision.'

A soft decision is when the on-field umpires refer the decision to the third umpire sitting in front of the monitor and tell him their point of view about what happened on the field.

The third umpire can only change the 'soft decision'' if there is 'conclusive evidence' in front of him.

However, in the IPL 2021, the BCCI has introduced a new rule where the on-filed umpires are no longer supposed to give any soft signal while referring the decision to the third umpire.

New Super Over rule:

Previously no T20 match which ended after the minimum of five overs played by both teams could be called a tie or a draw as a winner was decided either through the normal procedure or through a Super Over in case of equal scores.

However, that will change in the new rules for the IPL 2021 where a match can end as a draw/ tie and both teams will get a point each if they cannot be separated through a Super Over in one hour after the actual finish time of the match.

The new IPL law read: "If the teams' scores are equal after both innings have been completed then a Super Over shall be played. If the Super Over is a tie, then unless exceptional circumstances arise subsequent Super Overs shall be played from the actual finish time of the tied match for an hour's time until there is a winner. The Match Referee will inform the teams as to when the last super over will start. Should it not be possible to play or complete the Super Overs needed to determine a winner, the match shall be tied."

Short-run ruling:

In the IPL 2021, the on-field umpire will not have a final call when it comes to the short-run as he is liable to refer it to the third umpire who will make the ultimate decision.

Match duration

In the IPL 2021, the match is supposed to be finished in the maximum allotted time of 180 minutes, where both teams are supposed to conclude their bowling in 90 minutes each. If a team does not finish their bowling innings in their allotted time, four minutes and 15 seconds will be reduced for each over lost.

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Azeem Siddiqui
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