IPL 2021 Phase 2 Rule Change: Ball To Be Replaced Each Time It Goes Into Stands

The second phase of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place in the UAE and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the tournament does not encounter any roadblocks in the wake of the Covid-19 situation.

The BCCI has issued a 46-page health advisory which includes a new rule.

According to the new rule, the ball that sails into the stands will no longer be used in the match.

In the post-Covid world, every time a ball goes into the stands, it is sanitized by the match officials before it’s handed over to the bowling side.

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But with fans set to be present in the stadiums during the second phase of the IPL, the BCCI isn’t looking to take any undue risk with regards to the health of players or officials.

And, so, whenever a ball goes into the stands, it will be replaced by another ball and the former will be kept in the ball library.

The 14th season of the IPL will take place in the United Arab Emirates between September 17-October 15.

While 13 matches will be played in Dubai, 10 and 8 games will be staged in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi respectively.

The afternoon games will start at 03:30 PM IST while the evening fixture will begin from 07:30 PM.

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