IPL 2020 Can Be Trial For '5 Overs Per Bowler Rule': Shane Warne

IPL 2020 Can Be Trial For ‘5 Overs Per Bowler Rule’: Shane Warne

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Spin legend Shane Warne has come up with a suggestion for BCCI president and his former rival Sourav Ganguly ahead of the IPL 2020. Shane Warne, in a particular, wants the four-over each rule for the bowlers in T20 cricket to be tweaked. It looks like he feels that it is a bit unfair on the bowlers part.

Warne said that a maximum of five over should be allowed in the shortest format. He also added that maybe the rule should be implemented by the global governing council soon and can be tried out in the IPL 2020, first, starting from September 19.

IPL 2020 Can Be Trial For '5 Overs Per Bowler Rule': Shane Warne
Shane Warne [Photo-AP]
“Getting a lot of great reply’s to my suggestion re a maximum of 5 overs per bowler in T/20 cricket! Let’s make it happen ASAP @ICC! Maybe we could try it in the @IPL starting on Sept 19 @SGanguly99,” Warne tweeted.

IPL 2020 will be played entirely in UAE due to the pandemic situation forcing the cricket board to host the tournament away from India. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah will be the three venues used for the tournament. Dream 11 have been named as the sponsor for the upcoming season of the tournament after VIVO pulled out.

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All the franchise have arrived in UAE with some of the foreign players still to join the squad. Players from England and Australia will join their respective franchises once their ongoing three-match T20I series concludes.

Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team in IPL history. They have clinched the IPL title four times under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. CSK are the second most successful team with three titles to their name.