The Women’s Premier League (WPL), which begins on Saturday (March 4), does not include an Impact Player, a concept that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is introducing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which begins later this month. However, there are several provisions similar to the IPL, such as two Super Overs, two strategic timeouts in each session of play, and two referrals for each team in each innings.
The BCCI has stated in the Playing Conditions that if there is a tie at the end of the regular 40 overs, there will be a Super Over. If the deadlock persists, there will be another Super Over, rather than the rule of boundary count-back that England used to defeat New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup at Lord’s.
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A game will have four strategic timeouts of 150 seconds each, with the bowling teams choosing between six and nine overs and the batting side choosing between the 13th and 16th overs. In terms of the DRS, each team is allowed two unsuccessful appeals against an umpire’s decision, and a batter must return to the field within 90 seconds of being dismissed. Any delay may result in a warning, followed by a monetary penalty. There are also Concussion Replacement rules, and a substitute can be chosen from among the 15 players who have been nominated prior to the start of a game.