BCCI are set to introduce ‘impact player’ rule in the IPL from next year.
This rule was first used in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Delhi’s Hrithik Shokeen was the first impact player. “The BCCI would like to introduce the concept of ‘Impact Player’ wherein participating teams could replace one member of its playing XI during a T20 match based on the context of the game,” BCCI official said in a statement.
In this rule, an impact rule can be introduced in the game from each side after the completion of 10 overs. The impact player can both bat and ball. He will be allowed to bowl 4 overs even when the player he replaced has bowled. The coach and management need to notify the on-field officials before they send their impact player.
In Big Bash League, “X-factor player” named as either 12th or 13th player on team sheet can come to play after the completion of 10 overs can replace the player who is yet to bat or haven’t bowled more than an over. The use of impact player is not mandatory and the team can use them as per their requirement.