“Also note that from the IPL 2023 season, a tactical/strategic concept will be introduced to add a new dimension to the IPL, with one substitute player per team taking a more active part in an IPL match. will be able to take,” the IPL said in a statement. A note was sent to franchisees on Thursday. “Regulations regarding this will be issued soon.”
During the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, teams name four substitutes in their team sheet at the time of the toss, and are allowed to use one of them as their impact player. An impact player could replace any member of the starting XI at any time before the end of the 14th over of any innings, and was allowed to bat and bowl his full allotment of overs.
The strategic scope of the system was broad, with no real restrictions on the role of alternatives. An impact player can replace a batsman who has already been dismissed, and still come in to bat – as long as the team has used only 11 batsmen in total. Or he may replace a bowler who has already bowled some overs, and still bowl his full quota of four overs.
The Impact Player rule offers more strategic scope than other alternative systems that are playing in other major tournaments.