After Rohit Sharma’s concerns, BCCI to reconsider IPL’s ‘Impact Player’ rule

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India is re-evaluating the controversial “Impact Player” rule in the IPL, following criticism from Indian captain Rohit Sharma. His primary concern lies in the potential negative impact on all-rounders. In a recent interview, he expressed his reservations: “I don’t think it’s ideal… cricket is played by 11, not 12 players.”

Rohit highlighted the example of players like Shivam Dube, who haven’t been required to bowl due to this rule, hindering their all-round development.

The BCCI, under pressure from Rohit Sharma’s comments, has adopted a more open stance. IPL governing council chairman ArunDhumal acknowledged the need for review, “We will definitely look into it… We are open to any discussion.” This suggests the BCCI is willing to consider abolishing the rule or modifying it.

“There are various pros and cons to any rule that is in place. We are open to any discussion once the season gets over… nothing is cast in stone about its implementation,” Dhumal added.

Apr 20, 2024 5:56 AM