IPL 2024: BCCI will not follow these 2 big rules of ICC, the fielding team will get this benefit!


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The spectacle of the world's biggest cricket league is going to begin once again. For the last 10 months, fans have been eagerly waiting for the start of the new season of IPL. The moment they have been waiting for has finally arrived. The IPL 2024 season will begin on Friday, March 22, with defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA, Chennai. Chidambaram Stadium, also known as Chepauk Stadium. As always, this season will see new players eager to showcase their skills, while the hopes of crowning a new champion are also high. Moreover, a new rule will be introduced in this year's IPL, but BCCI is not implementing the two new rules introduced by ICC in its tournament.

Benefit for the bowlers:

In the 17th season of IPL, there will be a tough competition between 10 teams for the title. Although every season is special, this time this season holds extra importance for fast bowlers. The power of bowlers who are adept at hitting the ball in the right place on short boundary pitches has increased this season as the Indian board has allowed two bouncers per over. In T20 Internationals and other T20 tournaments around the world, only one bouncer is allowed per over.

BCCI had first implemented this rule in domestic T20 tournaments like Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last season and now it is being implemented in IPL as well. Although this rule is prevalent in Test and ODI cricket in international cricket, the Indian board's decision to implement it in the world's most famous T20 league may pave the way for its adoption in international T20 as well.

BCCI is not following ICC rules

However, the Indian board is not implementing two rules recently implemented by ICC in international cricket. One of these rules is brand new – the stop clock rule, which limits the time between overs. To prevent wastage of time in T20 cricket, ICC has decided to implement this rule, under which only 60 seconds will be allowed between overs. Failure to comply will result in a penalty to the fielding team.

At the same time, the second rule is not new, but changes have been made to the existing rule. Till now, the third umpire used to check the possibility of a catch in a stumping situation and then proceed to check stumping. However, teams were abusing it, leading the ICC to ban the third umpire from checking catches in stumping situations. BCCI disagrees with this and has retained the rule of catch checking along with stumping in IPL. BCCI believes that this will not cause any harm to the fielding team.

DRS decisions will come faster

Apart from these, BCCI has also introduced a smart replay system this time, where the third umpire and the Hawk-Eye operator will sit in the same room, and the third umpire will directly view the images from the Hawk-Eye camera. This will reduce delays in viewing replays and making decisions, ensuring faster resolution of referrals or close calls.