The 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin from March 29, and fans are thrilled to witness yet another clash of biggest names in cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced few changes ahead of IPL 2020.
The apex panel has sent a circular to all the franchises, which says that in the upcoming season, capped and overseas players can be loaned during the tournament. A similar concept was presented last year, too. However, it was limited to only uncapped players.
For the 2020 edition, this restriction has been lifted, and overseas players, as well as capped Indians, can be loaned.
“Only players who have played in less than two complete matches in the playing XI or as a concussion replacement during the season may be subject to a player loan. The loan window will start at 9 am on the day following the 28th match scheduled for the season or once all the teams have played seven matches each, whichever is later,” a part of circular read as quoted by Cricbuzz.
Apart from the above-mentioned change, the BCCI has decided to bring another modification which states that this time instead of the on-field umpires, the third umpire will monitor front and back foot no balls.
“In summary, the third umpire will take on responsibility for monitoring front / back foot no-balls,” the circular read.
In another alteration, the state associations who are responsible for organizing matches on various grounds will earn more money as compared to last year.
The BCCI has dictated the franchises to pay their respective state associations a fee of 50 lakh per game. As per BCCI’s venue agreement, it was 30 lakh per match last year. Not only franchises but also the board will pay the same amount of fee to state associations, which means that they (state associations) will now earn INR 1 crore per IPL game.