IPL 2023 Auction
IPL 2023 Auction. Pic Credits: Twitter

A total of 991 players are set to go under the hammer in the upcoming IPL 2023 auction in Kochi on December 23. There are 714 Indian players and 277 overseas players in total. 21 players have registered themselves for a base price of 2 crores all of whom are overseas players. There is a lot of anticipation about the upcoming auction that is set to see a good bidding war between the franchisees for players.

Meanwhile, the BCCI has decided to introduce the ‘Impact Player’ rule in the upcoming season. The rule was first used as an experiment in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament earlier this year which received a lot of positive feedback. The BCCI via a virtual IPL Governing Council meeting on Thursday night have now decided to introduce the rule in the upcoming season IPL 2023.

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IPL 2023 To Witness Impact Player Rule


“With the ever-growing popularity of T20 cricket, it is imperative that we look at introducing new dimensions which will make this format more attractive and interesting not only for our viewers but also the participating teams from a strategic viewpoint,” the Hindu had quoted BCCI as saying in a statement to the state units earlier this year.

“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,” the statement further said.

Impact Player Rule Explained

As per the stated rules, both teams need to name four substitutes or impact players along with their playing XI at the time of toss. The impact player can replace any member of the starting XI at any point before the end of the 14th over of either innings and will be able to bat and bowl his full quota of overs. Delhi all-rounder Hrithik Shokeen was the first ‘Impact Player’ in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament.

Hrithik Shokeen

To further break up the list of players participating in the IPL 2023  auction, the list includes 185 capped, 786 uncapped, and 20 from Associate Nations. 10 players have kept their base price at 1.5 crores. 24 players have registered themselves at a base price of 1 crores.

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Anshuman Roy

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