Fans on Twitter reacted after the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India introduces impact player rule in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. They were unhappy with the move and said that it will significantly kill the impact of all-rounders in the XI.
BCCI introduces impact player rule in IPL 2023
The road to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 has begun. Teams have submitted their lists of retained and released players and it’s now time for the IPL Auction 2023. The event is slated to take place on 23rd December in Kochi and after it, fans will have a clear picture of what’s in offer for the next edition of the tournament.
With the auction a few days ahead, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to introduce a new rule in the upcoming Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023), which is likely to take place in April-May next year.
After the successful inception of the impact rule in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, BCCI will now introduce it in the IPL, which is the world’s largest league. As per this rule, teams will be allowed to bring in a substitute in place of the player, who will be part of the playing XI.
A team needs to name four players at the toss who they might use as impact players in the match. The impact player, however, cannot be drafted into the XI after the 14th over. Therefore if teams want to use this rule, they need to replace the player before the 14th over. The replaced player then cannot take part in the match not even as a substitute fielder.
Each team will have 12 players instead of 11 for a match in the IPL 2023, extra player will be known as "Impact player".Advertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) December 2, 2022
Releasing the official statement, BCCI stated: “With the ever-growing popularity of T20 cricket, it is imperative that we look at introducing new dimensions which will make this format more attractive and interesting not only for our viewers but also the participating teams from a strategic viewpoint.
“The BCCI would like to introduce the concept of ‘Impact Player’ wherein participating teams could replace one member of its playing XI during a T20 match based on the context of the game.”
Fans on Twitter react as BCCI introduces impact player rule in IPL 2023
As BCCI introduces the impact player rule in IPL 2023, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They expressed their disappointment with the rule and suggested that this will significantly kill the impact of all-rounders in the XI. Here are some of the reactions:
Bizarre. What kind of nonsense is that https://t.co/ETd115LrKvAdvertisement
— विशाल भारद्वाज 🇮🇳 (@Bhardwaj_vish) December 2, 2022
What kinda nonsense is this? 😭Advertisement
Don't make IPL a street cricket! Vitta Joker vechu aaduvanga Pola 🙃 https://t.co/3nTxsr8lbM
— Arvind Sundaram (@ArvindSundaram5) December 2, 2022
This will ruin cricket's image👎👎 https://t.co/DJXcGU2zdo
— M@ssu engira M@silamani (@Villan_massu) December 2, 2022
Each team will have the luxury to add and use one player from the opposition into its own team at any time during the match.
The new rule will be called "masterstroke". https://t.co/wiD5rBxy2v
— Politics N Cricket 🇮🇳🏴 (@rs_3702) December 2, 2022
This is going to spoil the game. Till now IPL is tolerated because it didn't change the game drastically. Now it is changing the basic foundation of the game.
Nothing piquing my interest in any way. It'll feel like watching a different sport altogether 🤮 https://t.co/tv1AbuckId
— antha scene ledu (@6731290239A) December 2, 2022Advertisement
Just a way to give away that extra money. Stop ruining cricket for us any further 😭 https://t.co/LhScVL9oVE
— Curly Jeevi (@curlykrazy07) December 2, 2022Advertisement
Absolutely nonsense. Ruining cricket forever. Or rather cricket is already ruined. They’re just piling on. https://t.co/o0QGe7GB6W
— Vinayak (@vinayak_jain) December 2, 2022Advertisement
Significantly kills the impact of all-rounders in the XI… Idiocy! https://t.co/D4Q2NXLEsz
— Abhishek V. (@AbhishekVP_) December 2, 2022Advertisement
Time to stop watching IPL 🤡 https://t.co/aDtLRU0BRj
— ♥️ Kittu ♥️ (@FriendlyDude03) December 2, 2022Advertisement
My foot Impact player https://t.co/HHr7Qfiyvd
— Sarath (@Sarath1111111) December 2, 2022Advertisement
They now want to destroy IPL which is only source of happiness left for indian cricket fans .
Don't f*ck around play the game as it is . There is no requirement of changeing anything https://t.co/fZK3YjNJ8m
— K P (@callmekp01) December 2, 2022Advertisement
— AT⚡️ (@Elvintweetz) December 2, 2022Advertisement
Ban IPL https://t.co/kp9uNmxgL5
— Aakash (@_A_Atheist_) December 2, 2022Advertisement
Ipl is just going to ruin the game of cricket 😞 https://t.co/SkSVLhWlv6
— DIVYANSH (@Divyans25345290) December 2, 2022Advertisement
BCCI and IPL single handedly ruining cricket while the Rest of the world watches on. This sport is well and truly dead https://t.co/9dG2hyv2WAAdvertisement
— IndianManc❤️ (@iqqumufc) December 2, 2022