“Don’t understand the point of this” – James Neesham on the new IPL rule for the upcoming season

Ahead of the 15th edition of the IPL tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced some new rules and revised the existing ones and reported them on Tuesday, March 16.

“Don’t understand the point of this” - James Neesham on the new IPL rule for the upcoming season

Ahead of the 15th edition of the IPL tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced some new rules and revised the existing ones and reported them on Tuesday, March 16.

But one of the rules, which got mixed reviews, was the rule of catch out that BCCI changed from the suggestion of Marylebone Cricket Club. It says that if the ball is in the air and the batsman crosses over the other side, then after the ball is being caught, the new batsman will take the strike.

“Upon a catch dismissal, irrespective of whether the batsmen have crossed or not, the incoming batsman will take the strike, except if it’s the last ball of the over.” BCCI informed the teams. All-rounder James Neesham, who will represent the Rajasthan Royals was not happy with this new rule.

“I don’t really understand the point of this. Has this rule ever been a problem? Also, rewards batsmen who don’t stay aware of the match situation. Don’t like it.” said Neesham. But fans urged him to look it from the bowler’s point of view.

The 15th edition of the cash-rich league IPL will kick-start from March 26, with the opening match between MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and Shreyas Iyer led Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Some other major changes in the IPL

IPL 2022
IPL 2022

The Mandkading effect which was considered as an unfair way of running out has got a green signal. The Mankading effect is when a batter at the non-striker’s end, is out of the crease, then the bowler can dismiss him. Another rule is about the tie-up match in a playoff or final. If the winner is not decided after the super over, then the team whose ratings is high on the points table would be considered the winner.

Now eight reviews will be allowed in IPL 2022. Earlier, only 4 reviews were allowed. Each team had 2 reviews but now after this rule, each team will have 2-2 reviews in an innings. In case a team can’t play amid the COVID infection of members, then their match will be rescheduled. And of rescheduling is still not plausible, then the matter will be referred to the Technical Committee and its decision will be the final one.

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