IPL 2020: BCCI ready to make a big change in the upcoming season of IPL
The BCCI is planning to make major changes in the Indian Premier League. A senior BCCI official said that the idea has been approved, but it will be discussed in detail at the IPL Governing Council meeting to be held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Tuesday. This means that you can see some big change in next year's IPL edition.
The official said, "We are considering a situation where teams have to choose 15 players instead of the Playing XI. And one player can be replaced at any time during the match after wickets fall or after the end of the over.
We are thinking of bringing it in the IPL but it will be right to implement this rule in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. "He said that the board is considering bringing the 'power player' rule in the next edition of the league. Under this rule, the team can change the player at any time after the fall of a wicket in the match or after the over.
When asked the official how it will affect the match, he said that this rule can change the outcome of the match and will encourage thinking and strategy for both the teams.
The official said, "Think you need 20 runs from six balls and Andre Russell is sitting out because he was not fully fit and was not part of the Playing 11. But now, this rule makes him come on the field in such a situation and changes the match."
He said, Similarly if you have to save six runs in the last over and you have a player like Jasprit Bumrah sitting in the dug-out, what will the captain do? He will bring Bumrah after the 19th over to defend the runs. This rule has the power to change the match.
In addition to this rule, members will review the 2019 IPL at the IPL Governing Council meeting. Also, there will be a discussion on how to make the upcoming season more successful and popular.