As we, all know that IPL 2021 is going to begin on 09th April. This year, The Board of Control for Cricket in India have introduced new conditions for the world’s most cricket premier league “Indian Premier League (IPL)”. In the newly introduced conditions, the BCCI said that the bowling team should complete the 20 overs quota within 90 minutes.
As per the Cricbuzz, BCCI said the teams to finish the 20th overs in 90 minutes. Also, it has removed the soft signal rule. The email sent to each IPL team says “As a measure to control the match timings, the 20th overs in each innings is now included in 90 minutes, earlier the 20th over was to start on or before the 90th minute.”
Talking about the above condition in detail, the BCCI said that the minimum over rate for this year IPL Matches is 14.11 overs per hour, excluding time-outs. It means that the 20th over should finish within 90 minutes in an uninterrupted match. In case of interrupted or delayed matches, the total time which is 90 minutes will be reduced by 4 minutes 15 seconds for each over by which the innings is reduced.”
No Soft Signal
We have seen the controversies that happened in England tour to India. Several cricket players and experts appealed to eradicate soft signal in cricket and India skipper Virat Kohli were one of them. He is also against the umpire’s call in LBW decisions but BCCI has not made any changes to it.
Additionally, the BCCI has also introduced a new rule against the short run. In this rule, the third umpire can also check the on-field umpire’s call on short runs and have the authority to overturn the on-field umpire decision. Apart from this, BCCI has opted to remove the soft signal in the IPL 2021. In the new rule, the on-field umpire’s soft signal will not have any bearing on the third umpire’s decision.”