New Delhi: The start of the 14th season of IPL is going to be from April 9. In the first match, Mumbai Indians have a match with the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore. This time, some changes have also been seen in the IPL. The matches of the tournament will be played in the closed stadium amidst the havoc of the Corona virus. The previous season was played in the UAE. But this time the tournament is being organized in India, in such a situation, BCCI has made some major changes regarding the tournament, which is very important for cricket fans to know.
This time there has been a change in the timing of IPL matches. The afternoon matches will start at 3:30 pm and toss will be done at 3 pm. At the same time, the toss of the evening match will be at 7 pm and the match will begin from 7:30 pm. Earlier, when IPL matches were held in India, the time would start at 4 pm and the second match would start at 8 pm.
This time there are no matches to be held at the team’s homeground in the IPL. In view of Corona, the BCCI has taken this decision. This season, no team is going to play matches at their home ground. This is the reason that the match between Mumbai and RCB is being done in Chennai, while at the same time, the match between CSK and Delhi Capitals is being done at Wankhede in Mumbai.
If a batsman hits a six and the ball goes outside the stadium, then that ball will not be brought back in the match again. The ball can be replaced or it can be used by sanitizing the ball.
This time in IPL matches, close monitoring will be done on time. The team will have to finish the innings within 90 minutes, if not, then the captain and players of the team can be fined.
During the IPL, the short run will be decided by the third umpire and not by the on-field umpire. Last season also saw short run contrasts, which had to be borne by the Punjab Kings team. Apart from this, no ball is also being monitored by the third umpire.
This season the soft signal rules have been removed from the IPL. That is, if the field umpire has any kind of confusion then he will be able to go to the third umpire for help. Earlier the on-field umpire had to give soft signal before going to the third umpire, but now this will not happen in IPL matches.