The upcoming edition of the Indian T20 League is going to begin on 31 March 2023. Fans are eagerly waiting to see all players in action for different franchises over a course of 52 days. But, what will be more interesting is the use of the new ‘Impact player’ rule in the matches. Speaking of the rule, it will help to make the whole tournament more attractive and dynamic for players and fans.
Now, as per recent reports, an image has gone viral where the signal for this new rule from umpires went viral. Seeing that, fans went crazy and shared some funny memes on the social media platform. The Indian Cricket Board already used this rule as a trial in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022.
Here is the shared image:
The sign from the umpire for Impact player rule in IPL. (📷 : The Indian Express) pic.twitter.com/mshQIsdspl
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 22, 2023
‘Impact player’ rule will make the Indian T20 League 2023 more interesting for all teams and their fans
The Board also shared an official circular with all states. They wrote: “Teams need to identify playing XI and 4 substitutes at the time of the toss. Out of the 4 substitutes named in the team sheet, only one of the players can be used as an Impact player.” As per the rule, a team’s captain, coach, and management need to inform the fourth umpire or the on-field officials whenever they will want to use a substitute player.
The official circular further read: “An Impact Player may bowl a full allotment of 4 overs in an uninterrupted inning irrespective of the number of overs previously bowled by the player he is replacing. If a bowler is suspended because of any breach of law, then he cannot be replaced by the Impact Player. The player who is replaced by an Impact Player can no longer take part in the remainder of the match and is also not permitted to return as a substitute fielder. If a player gets injured while fielding in mid-over, the current playing condition prevails under 24.1 – substitute fielders.”
Here are some funny memes over the viral image of the reported umpire signalling style for impact players:
Real photo 😤 pic.twitter.com/5230KNdmRo
— NANCY🐐 (@Nancyy079) March 22, 2023
— Bond (@Bond59514891) March 22, 2023
— firstgentleman (@firstge79446232) March 22, 2023
— Subhash (@Subhash__Tweets) March 22, 2023
Same energy pic.twitter.com/bmC2iB11EO
— Ben (@Zzyzx619) March 22, 2023
— Pranitkumar (@Pranitk61133714) March 22, 2023
— Chinmay Pednekar (@chinmaypednekar) March 22, 2023
Nitin Menon pic.twitter.com/x67GiQiCNK
— Junaid Khan (@JunaidKhanation) March 22, 2023
Saiyyan ne dekha aisi mai paani paani hogayi pic.twitter.com/RpItCdW8uP
— Florida woman 💀 (@NucleusDevi) March 23, 2023