IPL 2022: Full List of New Rules and Revised Playing Conditions


The IPL 2022 will kick start on March 26, 2022, with the clash of defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, and last year’s runner-ups, Kolkata Knight Riders. Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host this opening match. After the inclusion of two new franchises Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Gujarat Titans (GT), IPL will become a 74-match affair. With the IPL 2022 season less than two weeks away, there have been some radical changes made in the IPL rules.

Here is all you need to know about the major changes to the playing conditions which will come into effect in the 15th edition of IPL.

New Covid 19 Rule 2022

Last year, the playing conditions stipulated that if a team is unable to field a playing 11 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, then the BCCI will attempt to reschedule that particular match. If rescheduling is not possible then the team unable to field players would be deemed to have lost the match with the opponent being awarded 2 points.

Whereas according to the new IPL Rule of 2022, BCCI has now removed the losing the match clause and altered that the matter will be referred to the IPL Technical Committee and its decision being final and binding. However, if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 and any team fails to participate then the first step remains an attempt to reschedule the match.

Condition for Rescheduling

For a match to happen, a team needs at least 12 players (Playing 11 + 1 substitute) of which at least 7 must be Indian. If that’s not the case, only then matches will be eligible for rescheduling.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that it “at its discretion, will attempt to reschedule the match for later in the season” if a side is unable to field a full team. A team is supposed to have 12 players available – 11 on the field, of which at least seven must be Indian, and one substitute – for selection on a matchday. If the rescheduling is not possible, the matter will be referred to the technical committee of the IPL, and its decision “final and binding”.

DRS Count

In a change to the previous year’s rule of referrals. BCCI has decided to increase the number of DRS per team from 1 to 2. Teams will now be allowed two unsuccessful reviews in each innings. This has been done to reduce the umpiring howlers.

New Batsman on Strike

Endorsing Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) move, BCCI has decided to implement this rule in IPL 2022. MCC officially tweaked the laws of the game to state that the new player would take strike after a catch dismissal regardless of whether the batters had managed to change ends before the catch was taken. 

Tie Breaker

In case Super Over or subsequent Super Overs cannot be completed due to any reason in the knockout stage, the team with the higher ranking in the group phase will be declared the winner.

Play offs and Final Venue

The IPL 2022 league stage will be held across different venues in Mumbai and Pune. BCCI has informed the 10 teams that they can stage the IPL Play-off and final matches at a venue of their discretion. The Ahmedabad franchise is the current forerunner to stage the playoffs and final.

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