BCCI plans to introduce a new rule in IPL 2020.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to include the new game-changer “Power Player” rule in the upcoming season of IPL. On November 4, a senior BCCI official said that the concept has already been approved.
We are looking to introduce ‘Power Player’ concept in the IPL 2020, trying the concept first in the upcoming Mushtaq Ali Trophy could be the ideal way forward,” the official said.
The inclusion of a new concept (Power Player) in the IPL is not confirmed (officialy) yet. On November 5, BCCI will discuss this matter in a meeting with the IPL Governing Council in their Headquarter at Mumbai.
What is Game-Changing ‘Power Player’?
According to this concept, teams can add or substitute any player from their squad of 15-player into the playing XI. The player can be substituted either at the end of an over or at the fall of a wicket. During the toss, the captain will give a list of 15 players to the match-referee.
BCCI trying to tackle new tournament by ECB
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and England Cricket Board (ECB) are the most richest and powerful boards in the cricketing world. A few months ago, ECB introduced new cricket tournament named as “The Hundred”. Currently, it is only played at the club level but next year it will play at proffessional level in England. In this tournament, each team will play 100 balls in an innings and bowler can deliver either five or ten consecutive balls.
ECB introduced this tournament to promote their cricket and to improve the skill of their local players in limited-overs cricket. Now, BCCI bring a new concept (Power Player) in the world’s richest cricket league (IPL). BCCI trying to tackle or conquer ECB’s 100-ball cricket tournament with this move. IPL is the most popular and richest cricket league in the world. BCCI wants to maintain the popularity level of IPL.
Experts on “Power Player” concept
Very interesting, very radical. IPL working furiously to counter threat from 100 https://t.co/dsNi1IgTDt— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 4, 2019
A massive deal if this happens – IPL becoming a 15-a-side game.— Tim (@timwig) November 4, 2019
Great news for those with specialist skills and who don’t like fielding.
But feels like a big complication (and will make games go on longer too) https://t.co/yXf64suXdW
Significane’s of the “Power Player” concept
There are many signifiances of this cocnept like – it is very useful for the batting team. Batting team can send any player from the squad of 15 according to the situations. For example – if; you need 40 in last two overs then you can send someone like – Andre Russell. This concept will bring more challenges to the captain and will test his captaincy level. All the cricket lovers are very excited to see the implementation of this concept in next year’s IPL.