Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) season is about to start and the first match of the season will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium. 10 teams will be playing in the league and Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants are the newest franchise added this year.
Several rules have been changed for IPL 2022 in regards to Covid allowances for the teams and DRS (Decision Review System) and new laws introduced by MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club). BCCI told Cricbuzz that, “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.”
It further said, “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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Earlier the rule said that, “board will attempt to reschedule the match for later in the season. If this is not possible, the franchise will be deemed to have lost the match with its opponent being awarded 2 points.”
The teams have been divided in two groups and those in same group will face each other twice while the rest from other group will face each other only once. The number of unsuccessful DRS allowed to a team will also be increased to two per innings which earlier was only one.
Tata IPL 2022 Major Rule Change
- BCCI at its own discretion has right to reschedule a match if the team is unable to play the match due to Covid-19. If this issue is not there then Technical Committee will examine the situation.
- Two unsuccessful DRS will be allowed per inning.
- If Super Over in a play off game or final cannot be completed due to any reason; the team that has the highest score on bulletin will be declared as a winner.