New Rules in IPL 2023

India’s biggest cricket battle is on. Cricket lovers set their seatbelts to witness the outstanding performance of worldwide players within 10 teams. The crowd is recharged with energy after the two years pandemic in the 16th edition of IPL 2023.

As time passes, the BCCI and ICC have introduced some new rules in IPL 2023. They have researched well and imply the rules in all the teams. From the auction session to the last end of a match, you can witness some new rules everywhere. Let’s discuss these: the format, venue, impact player rules, new DRS method, etc.

Format and venue details of IPL 2023

First, lighten the format and the venue details of the IPL 2023. Here we’ll discuss the matters in the bullet points.

      • As the pandemic has grabbed all our daily lifestyles and entertainment, the venues of the IPL matches have been reduced over the last three years. In the previous year, 2022, the matches were played only in Mumbai and Pune. In 2021, the matches were played in some selected locations in India. And in 2020, the entire IPL session was played in UAE due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

      • The last edition of IPL was played across six venues from four different states in India. The cities were Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. The league stage matches were played in three Mumbai venues and one Pune venue. On the contrary, the play-off matches were played in Ahmedabad and Kolkata.

      • In IPL 2023, 10 teams are participating, and each team is supposed to play 14 league-stage matches. A total of 74 matches are announced to be held in IPL 2023.

      • After winning each match, the team gets 2 points in the IPL point table. The losing team gets no points, but there are no penalty points, either. If two or more teams achieve the same points in the points table, the ranking is determined based on the Net Run Rate (NRR).

      • After fighting in group stages, four-game play-off stages will be conducted. The play-off stage comprises four steps.

    Qualifier 1- The top two teams from the IPL points table will play in this stage.

    Eliminator- The third and fourth-ranked teams from the IPL points table will play in this stage.

    Qualifier 2- The team that loses in qualifier 1 and the team that wins in eliminator play in this stage.

    Final- Winning teams of qualifiers 1 and 2 will play against each other in the final round.

    Impact Player Rules IPL 2023

    Though the rules for impact players are not new in cricket, the BCCI and ICC have introduced the rule in IPL 2023 for the first time. Let’s learn some amazing facts about the rule.

        • Indian players can only be the impact players unless the team has less than 4 foreign players in the XI team.

        • The foreign player whose name is there in the announced team substitute players’ list can be used as an impact player in the match. If a team announces a foreign player as an impact player in the match, no 5th foreign player could be used to take the field.

        • The best thing is who can select the impact player. The committee decided to give the decision to the captain of the team.

        • An impact player can come in light after the completion of overs, fall of a wicket, or after a batter retires anytime during the on-going match. Additionally, the team can introduce an impact player before the innings start.

        • A player replaced with an impact player can’t participate in the remaining match. Moreover, he can’t play as a substitute fielder in the remaining match.

        • The BCCI announced that an impact player couldn’t act as captain during an on-going match.

        • Using impact players is totally up to the teams. They may not use impact players if they want. However, both teams of a match can use such impact players’ every day.

        • If a player gets injured during an on-going match, and the team decides to introduce an impact player, the injured player can’t take part in the remaining match.

        • In the fielding innings, if any player gets injured, a substitute player can play instead of the injured one only after the approval of the umpires.

        • The impact player can’t bowl or act as the captain.

        • The penalty time is also affected by the introduction of an impact player.

      New DRS technique IPL 2023

      In IPL 2023, players can challenge the umpire’s decision about wide and no-ball. The challenges are made up with Decision Review System (DRS). Each team can take two DRS in each match in IPL 2023. It is nothing but the grace of technological advancement in the cricket world.

      Player sheet rules during the toss

          • A change has been seen in the protocol for team sheets, including players’ names in IPL 2023. Till the 2022 IPL session, team captains had to hand over the team sheet during the toss. The best part is that teams can negate the toss impact by selecting the playing XI and five substitutes based on the toss result.

          • Moreover, one of the five substitutes can be used as an impact player during an ongoing match. This feature helps all the teams to strengthen their team strategies. Moreover, the teams can perform flexibly as they can use a player from the dugout as an impact player.

        These rules, however, greatly impact the overall game of IPL 2023. People worldwide likely use it to grow the traffic of TV channels’ TRP and smartphone applications. Now let’s see which team will use the positive features of new rules and kiss the winner trophy in the 2023 IPL session.

        New Rules Introduced in IPL 2023

        Along with the abovementioned rules, BCCI introduced some new rules to imply in IPL 2023. Let’s learn about them all.

            • The management wants to focus on the relevance of toss. The motto ‘win toss, win match’ will surely be reflected in the current IPL session. The team captains don’t need to disclose the final team sheet during the toss. They can reveal the team after winning the toss. Giving them a chance to make two team lists, the committee want to go with the motto.

          For instance: If team A wants to bat first, but the toss allows team B to bat in the first innings, team A can decide to play with the 2nd player list, which consists of more spinners and pacers. It can make a huge impact on the opponent. Moreover, as the teams don’t reveal the final playing XI list during the toss, the secrecy can also positively shine the entire game.

              • If any team can’t make their playing Xi due to COVID-19, BCCI will reschedule the match for later in IPL 2023.

              • If the rescheduling period isn’t possible to imply, the technical team of the IPL 2023 will look into this matter.

              • Final match rule/ winner rule: If the competing teams in the final fail to complete the super or subsequent super overs due to some unwanted reasons, the team finishing higher in the league will be declared the winner of IPL 2023.

            There are some playing condition rules also announced by the management committee.

                • Over rate penalty will be implied if only four fielders are outside the circle of 30-yard for every over.

                • The unfair movement of the wicketkeeper can result in a dead ball and five penalty runs. The rule is implied because the wicketkeeper is the nearest fielder of the opponent’s batsman.

                • The unfair movement of a fielder can equally result in a dead ball and five penalty runs.

              Auction Rules IPL 2023

              BCCI has announced hosting a mini-auction for IPL 2023, which gives the franchisees an extra advantage of retaining the major portion of players compared to the mega auction for IPL 2022. The committee has mentioned some rules over the auction period. Let’s learn about these.

                  • The committee has declared that no franchisee can buy a player beyond their purse amount.

                  • Each team of IPL 2023 has to spend a minimum of 75% of their total amount.

                  • The Right to Match (RTM) card will not be available to the franchisees.

                  • The committee has declared that each team should contain a maximum of 25 players and a minimum of 18 players in their squat.

                  • There is a little twist while choosing the players. Each franchisee can have a maximum of 25 Indian players and a minimum of 17 Indian players. On the contrary, the committee declared that each team could have a maximum of eight foreign players for the selection of overseas players. However, there is no limitation on the minimum number of foreign players in the team.

                Uses of impact players in first 5 matches of IPL 2023

                MatchTeamImpact playerReplaced player
                Gujarat vs ChennaiChennaiTushar Deshpande (BOWL)Ambati Rayudu (BAT)
                Gujarat vs ChennaiGujaratSai Sudharshan (BAT)Kane Williamson (BAT)
                Punjab vs KolkataPunjabRishi Dhawan (AR)Bhanuka Rajapaksa (BAT)
                Punjab vs KolkataKolkataVenkatesh Iyer (AR)  Varun Chakravarthy (BOWL)
                Lucknow vs DelhiDelhiAman Khan (AR)Khaleel Ahmed (BOWL)
                Lucknow vs DelhiLucknowKrishnappa Gowtham (AR)Ayush Badoni (BAT)
                Hyderabad vs RajasthanHyderabadAbdul Samad (AR)Fazalhaq Farooqi (BOWL)
                Hyderabad vs RajasthanRajasthanNavdeep Saini (BOWL)Yashasvi Jaiswal (BAT)
                Bangalore vs MumbaiMumbaiJason Behrendorff (BOWL)Suryakumar Yadav (BAT)

                Team Captains of IPL 2023

                Chennai Super KingsMS Dhoni
                Delhi CapitalsDavid Warner
                Gujarat TitansHardik Pandya
                Kolkata Knight RidersShreyas Iyer
                Lucknow Super GiantsKL Rahul
                Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma
                Punjab KingsShikhar Dhawan
                Rajasthan RoyalsSanju Samson
                Royal Challengers BangaloreFaf du Plessis
                Sunrisers HyderabadAiden Markram

                Team head Coaches of IPL 2023

                TeamsHead Coach
                Chennai Super KingsStephen Fleming
                Delhi CapitalsRicky Ponting
                Gujarat TitansAshish Nehra
                Kolkata Knight RidersChandrakant Pandit
                Lucknow Super GiantsAndy Flower
                Mumbai IndiansMark Boucher
                Punjab KingsTrevor Bayliss
                Rajasthan RoyalsKumar Sangakara
                Royal Challengers BangaloreSanjay Bangar
                Sunrisers HyderabadBrian Lara


                In conclusion, all the teams are energized by the new rules and regulations taken by the board. The management will surely get a positive result based on the new norms. Now the time will tell which team will gain the maximum advantages from these new rules and kiss the winners’ trophy of IPL 2023.


                The rule of impact player is another name for the rule of 12 players. BCCI introduced this rule first in IPL in the 2023 session.

                Fans can enjoy the live match on Star Sports Network and Jio Cinema. The JIO Company announced it to provide a free live telecast of the entire IPL 2023 session.

                JIO Cinema is the OTT to stream the IPL 2023 matches.

                Each team in IPL 2023 should mention at least four substitutes. For further details, check out the rules about impact players published by the committee for IPL 2023.

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