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Key Points to Notice  Ipl 2021 5 Rules changes  

  • Soft signal removed from the IPL
  • The third umpire will overlook and can fix the short run

The Indian Premium League, also known as India’s cricket festival, is just a few weeks away to rock the stage. Fans are overexcited to enjoy this fascinating cricket tournament in this new season. The upcoming IPL will be the 14th season this year, and you are going to see some of the essential rule changes.

This year Vivo IPL 2021 will start with the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) on 9th April 2021 at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

As per the fan’s point of view, it’s necessary to understand all the changed rules made by the Indian premium league this season.

So, let’s start with more details.

Rules changes for Vivo IPL 2021 

Soft Signal 

There will be no soft signal from the on-field umpire as per the new rule while referring to the third umpire decision. The IPL Governing Council removed soft signal so that the third umpire can make the best possible decision according to the evidence without keeping the on-field umpire call in mind.

Short Run 

Last season we witnessed big issues and disappointment from franchises and mentors because of short-run issues. But this season, the short-run will be verified by the third umpire and can overturn the decision made by the on-field umpires. The previous season’s short-run became a huge controversy and debate after the match between Punjab Kings (previously known as Kings XI Punjab) and Delhi Capitals (DC).

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No ball 

According to the updated guidelines of IPL, now the third umpire can overrule the no-ball decision made by the on-field umpire.

Super Over 

There is another big update on super over! According to playing conditions and in an uninterrupted match, subsequent super overs can be played until an hour’s time from the field matches’ actual finished time.

Minimum Over Rate

When it comes to minimum over-rate previously, the rule was in the match playing conditions the minimum over rate should be 14.11 overs per hour (Avoiding the time taken by time outs). In uninterrupted matches, which means that 20th over should start within 90 minutes (85 minutes of playing time plus 5 minutes out) of the start of 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 are abridged. According to clause 12.7.1 in new guidelines, the 20th over is included in the 90 minutes.

This season due to COVID-19, the BCCI has also introduced some new rules in season 14 of the Indian Premium League (IPL).

Let’s discuss those BCCI rules regarding IPL because of COVID

Rules introduced in IPL 2021 by BCCI for safety of COVID  

Family and Owners to be kept in Bubble 

According to the rules of BCCI for IPL regarding COVID, the family members of players will be staying in one single bubble with franchise owners. Members and owners can only leave the bubble in case of emergencies. Before leaving the bubble, they have to inform and get the written confirmation letter from the BCCI.

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Teams Areas in Hotel to be sealed off 

This is another interesting rule made by BCCI; according to these rules, franchisees have to book entire hotels for their squads. In case that’s not possible, they have to seal off the particular part where the squad members will roam and spend time so that players can’t get in contact with any outsiders.

Bubble integrity Managers in Place 

This year, four members of “Bubble integrity managers” will manage and guide players to avoid bubble breaking. These team members will inform protocols to support staff and players. They also have the power to inform high authorities regarding any kind of breach of protocols.

Bearing their own expenses 

This season IPL franchise has to bear all the expenses of their overseas players who will fly from different parts of the world.

Bubble to bubble transfer 

This season to reduce quarantine load on Indian and English players after the series of India and England series can directly move to the IPL bubble in a bubble to bubble transfer after the end of the on-going series.

E pass for players in Chennai 

According to the Tamil Nadu government, a special e pass will be given to players moving into Chennai. Undoubtedly, this is a great initiative by the Govt of Tamil Nadu, which was appreciated by various provinces in the state.

Three RT-PCR tests needed for entering Bubble

All the franchise players will need to go through three RT-PCR tests whenever they travel from one bubble to another. After clearing the test, they will be allowed to move into the new bubble. These three tests will happen over a period of a week. 

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Separate Check-in Counters 

For players’ better safety and security, now separate check-in counters will be in place at hotels so that players can easily keep themselves away from outside elements throughout their journey from room to field.   

No contact between BCCI officials and Players 

According to the new rule, top BCCI officials will not be permitted to enter any bubble throughout the upcoming season of IPL 2021. This rule clearly says that BCCI officials can’t meet any players who are inside any particular bubble.