Indian Premier League (IPL) has returned with its 16th edition. This is the largest domestic tournament in the world. This season is special as after the four years IPL will return to its original Home and Away format. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the previous three seasons were organized at neutral venues. This year, the 10 teams will play their home games at their predetermined home grounds across the nation.
The IPL 2023 Auction was held on 23 December 2022. This auction created a history, Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of IPL. The Punjab Kings bought him for ₹18.50 crore and he became the most paid player in the history of the league.
What’s New In The TATA IPL 2023?
This year the BCCI introduced an Impact Player rule in the season. This means that the teams can name four substitutes, or impact players, in their squad for a match in addition to the starting XI. One of them can be used as a substitute during the match.
The teams can appeal for review of No balls and Wide balls to the 3rd umpire.
There will be a penalty of 5 runs on the fielding side if an unfair movement of fielder or wicketkeeper happens and the delivery on which it took will be declared dead by the on field umpire.
The captains are allowed to declare playing eleven and impact player list after the toss, so they can play according to the playing conditions.
Only 4 fielders will be allowed outside the 30 yards area if the team failed to bowl overs in allocated time.
The league stage will be played across 12 venues in India, while the playoffs phase of the schedule is yet to be announced. Guwahati will be making its IPL debut while Dharamsala will be making its return to IPL after a 10-year break. The teams will be playing all their home games at their traditional home grounds.
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