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

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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