Vivo IPL 2021: BCCI introduces new set of rules, no Soft signals to be entertained in IPL


As India gears up for Indian Premier League(IPL) 2021, Board Of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) introduces new set of rules that are to be followed in the IPL. IPL is scheduled to begin from 9th April and first teams to face each other are Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

BCCI has framed two new rules for IPL 2021 edition. The first decision is made to reduce the time consumed per innings. The amended rule says, 1st innings of the game i.e first 20 overs must be completed with 90 minutes of the game. Prior this decision, the 20th over started at the 90th minute of the game.

Each and every team was mailed regarding the new set of rules, through Cricbuzz reports, the mail with BCCI elaborating the points about the 90 minutes and wrote, “The minimum over rate to be achieved in IPL Matches shall be 14.11 overs per hour (ignoring the time taken by time-outs). In uninterrupted matches, this means that the 20th over should finish within 90 minutes (being 85 minutes of playing time plus 5 minutes of time-out) of the start of the innings. For delayed or interrupted matches where an innings is scheduled to be less than 20 overs, the maximum time of 90 minutes shall be reduced by 4 minutes 15 seconds for every over by which the innings is reduced.”

The BCCI also said, “The on-field umpire giving soft signal while referring the decision to the third umpire will not be applicable.” Adding more to this, the BCCI also mentioned, “Should both on-field umpires require assistance from the third umpire to make a decision, the bowler’s end umpire shall firstly take a decision on-field after consulting with the striker’s end umpire, before consulting by two-way radio with the third umpire. Such consultation shall be initiated by the bowler’s end umpire to the third umpire by making the shape of a TV screen with his/her hands. The third umpire shall determine whether the batsman has been caught, whether the delivery was a bump ball, or if the batsman willfully obstructed the field. In case of a fair catch, the third umpire will use all the technological support available to him/her. The third umpire shall communicate his/her decision.”

Amid the controversial decision that took place in a match between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals, a new minor change has been made that allows third umpire to overturn a decision if a batsman runs short.