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IPL Trophy. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The upcoming season of the Indian Premier League will witness a few new rules when it will get underway from March 29, 2020. One of the major new addition will be a concussion substitute in the cash-rich tourney. We had seen that the International Cricket Council had come up with a concept of concussion substitute in the Test fold and the Indian Premier League governing council has followed suit.

Australia’s rising star Marnus Labuschagne had become the first concussion substitute batsman when he replaced Steven Smith in the 2019 Ashes. Furthermore, the no-ball will be called by the TV umpire in the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League. These two new rules will be part of the new season.

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MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma with the IPL trophy (Credits: Twitter)

These are good additions.

Meanwhile, the final of the tourney will take place at Wankhede Stadium on 24th May, 2020. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed about the new additions in the league.

“The concussion substitute and the no ball rule are new additions for the season,” the BCCI chief said.  

On the other hand, there will be five doubleheaders in the tournament. Moreover, there are no changes in the timings of the matches as the afternoon matches will take place from 4 p.m whereas the evening matches will begin from 8 p.m.

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Mumbai Indians are the defending IPL champions (Credits: BCCI)

 “There will be no change in the timing of IPL night games. It will start from 8 pm like earlier years. There was discussion about 7.30 pm but it’s not happening,” BCCI president Ganguly said as reported by news agency PTI. “We will have only five doubleheaders (4pm and 8 pm) this time. IPL final will be held in Mumbai,” Ganguly added.

Furthermore, there will be an IPL all-stars game which will take place three days before the start of the competition. The venue for the same is yet to be decided.

“It will be an IPL All Stars Game three days before start of IPL. The venue is not Ahmedabad as it is still not match ready. We have not decided on where we will make the donation,” the former India captain said.

The IPL GC is soon expected to release the schedule of the tournament.

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