IPL 2022
IPL 2022: DRS Calls Are Increased, New MCC Law Also Incorporated
By CricShots - Mar 15, 2022 12:22 pm
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will be witnessing major changes in terms of the playing conditions, the most prominent of them being a change in the rule with respect to the inability to field a XI because of any kind of COVID situation in a team. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that the technical committee will be taking the final call if the game couldn’t be rescheduled. 

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As per the reports in Cricbuzz, a BCCI communique said: “Unable to field a team on account of COVID for any match due to having less than 12 players available in the playing XI (of which at least 7 must be Indian) plus 1 substitute fielder. The BCCI, at its discretion, will attempt to reschedule the match for later in the season. If this is not possible, the issue will be referred to the IPL Technical Committee. The decision of the IPL Technical Committee will be final and binding.”

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He further added, “This is a shift from the previous rule which said that the board “will attempt to reschedule the match for later in the season. If this is not possible, the franchisee will be deemed to have lost the match with its opponent being awarded 2 points.”

Another major change in the playing conditions is the increase in the number of referrals (DRS) from one to two. BCCI has also decided to incorporate the new MCC laws according to which upon a catch dismissal, it will not matter whether the batters crossed or not, the incoming batter with coming at the same end at which the dismissed batter was batting.

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The BCCI has also said that in case of a Super Over to break a tie in the playoffs/final is not possible, then the team that has finished higher in the league will be declared winners.

The rule change states: “If conditions do not permit a Super Over, or subsequent Super Overs within the time available to determine the winner as described, then the team which, at the end of the relevant regular season, finished in the higher position in the league table will be deemed the winner of the relevant play-off match.”

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IPL 2022 league matches will be laid in Mumbai and Pune and the playing conditions have stated that the BCCI will be picking the venue for the playoffs and the final and it can be at any other venue. This is an indication that this year’s playoffs will be staged in Ahmedabad.