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IPL 2024: A Comprehensive Guide to the Exciting Rule Changes in Season 17 of the Indian Premier League

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As we’re just one day away from the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, excitement is really building up! The Chennai Super Kings (CSK), led by the legendary MS Dhoni, are all set to start their journey to defend their title. Their first match is against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), captained by Faf du Plessis.

It’s all happening at the famous MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22, which is this Friday! What’s even more interesting is that this year’s IPL comes with some new rule changes, adding an extra layer of excitement to the game. So, get ready for some thrilling cricket action!

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Second Bouncer Rule

Earlier this year, the cricket bosses in India made a new rule for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT), which is like a big T20 cricket contest between different states. They said bowlers can throw two bouncers in one over instead of just one. Now, they’re bringing this rule to the IPL too, which is super exciting!

Basically, this change is meant to make the game more fair for both the bowlers and the batsmen. Before, bowlers could only throw one bouncer per over, but now they get to throw two. This is a big switch from how things were before, and it’s going to add a new twist to the game.

Review of stumpings referred to for catch continuation

In a big change, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) will keep the rule of checking if a catch happened when they review a stumping decision. Normally, only the on-field umpire can review stumping calls, but with this rule, they’ll also look for any possible catches before deciding.

This makes things fairer for the fielding team. Teams will still have two chances to challenge decisions, and they can also review wides and no balls, which was a new rule introduced last year.

Lack of a Stop Clock Rule

Did you know? In the IPL (Indian Premier League), they won’t be using the stop clock rule, unlike in international white-ball matches governed by the ICC (International Cricket Council). The stop clock rule, where play pauses for certain situations, has become a permanent fixture in those matches, but not in the IPL.

Smart Replay System

The IPL (Indian Premier League) is adding a cool new feature this season called the Smart Replay System! It’s like a super-fast way to review decisions during matches and make sure they’re fair. They’re setting up eight special cameras called Hawk-Eye around the field. These cameras are super quick and can show the action from different angles.

Then, there are two people who control these cameras and help the TV umpire see what’s happening in real-time. This makes decisions faster and more accurate! And get this, they don’t need someone in between anymore! Before, there was a TV broadcast director who helped pass on the camera views to the umpire.

But now, with the Smart Replay System, the TV umpire gets all the camera views directly. They can even see two views side by side to make better decisions. Oh, and don’t forget about the Impact Player rule from last year. It’s still going strong this season!

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