No soft signal, 90-minute innings: BCCI sets new playing conditions for IPL 2021

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IPL 2021, set to start on April 9, will see revised playing conditions with deal with two key components – the elimination of the on-field soft sign and discount of playing time for every innings to 90 minutes.

According to Cricbuzz, BCCI have eliminated the soft sign rule and in addition mentioned groups ought to end the twentieth over in 90 minutes.

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The report quoted a letter which has been despatched by the BCCI to all of the eight IPL groups, informing them concerning the modifications.

“As a measure to control the match timings, the 20th over in each innings is now included in 90 minutes, earlier the 20th over was to start on or before the 90th minute,” BCCI mentioned.

The 4th umpire has been empowered to implement the revised over-rate rule and to warn the batting facet if it indulges in time-wasting ways.

With regard to the soft sign rule, BCCI mentioned the on-field umpire’s sign won’t have any bearing on the choice of the third umpire.

“The third umpire shall determine whether the batsman has been caught, whether the delivery was a bump ball, or if the batsman willfully obstructed the field. In case of a fair catch, the third umpire will use all the technological support available to him/her. The third umpire shall communicate his/her decision,” the letter learn.

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The BCCI additionally amended the brief run rule. Now the third umpire also can test the on-field umpire’s name on brief runs and may overturn the unique choice.

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