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IPL 2021:Huge changes in the rule as franchises request for the addition of one more overseas into the playing XI


As IPL 2020 concluded just few weeks ago and Mumbai Indians clinched the title and become the only team who had become 5th time winner in the tournament history. The IPL was conducted in a very strict bio bubble condition in UAE which was much more competitive and overcoming from these situations, the season became extremely successful. This season was filled with lots of drama as it was very competitive as every team was struggling to enter into the playoffs. Every team was on 12 points table in the league stage. This season seemed to be very interested compared to other seasons. With the end on a tremendous success note, BCCI is planning to move forward for the next edition of IPL which can be there in next four to five months.

Mega auction is on the target ahead of next season which will bring huge changes in the rules of IPL. As many franchises had put their views on the addition of one more overseas into the playing XI. Inclusion of one more foreigner into the squad will change the game rule, as BCCI management allowed only four oversees in the playing XI in the last 13 years of IPL.

“Some of the franchises have been requesting from the last couple of editions to increase the number of foreigners in the playing 11. BCCI is yet to have a serious discussion on the same. Once again, a request in this regard has been made by some franchises. We will take this up at the appropriate forum,”stated by one of the officials of BCCI to Inside Sport.

 If IPL is expanded, few tweaks in the format will take place says BCCI official.

The management of BCCI also said that some changes are mandatory in the league which can wave some innovative techniques in the tournament. IPL Governing Council may introduce new rules like Power Surge used in the Big Bash League.

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“If the league is expanded, few tweaks in the rules and format will surely take place, but it is too early to discuss at this stage,” quoted by official of the BCCI on the discussion over developments in the IPL.

The inclusion of one more overseas player into the squad will definitely lead to a huge and drastic change and will power up every franchise. Fans will more excited on this it will increase the enthusiasm of every spectator.



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