IPL 2021 Rule: New Ball To Replace Old Ball When It Goes For Six
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was forced to shut down the Indian Premier League (IPL) midway this year due to a coronavirus epidemic. However, after overcoming all the fears, IPL 14 is going to return to the field again. IPL introduces the rule for the remaining matches of IPL 2021, the new ball to replace the old ball when it goes for a six or land in the spectators. The ball that hit the gallery will not return to the field in that match.
The suspended part of the IPL will be played in September this year. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the suspended part of the IPL 14 will be held in the United Arab Emirates instead of India.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, spectators were not allowed to enter the 13th edition of the IPL. Even the part before the 14th edition was postponed was held in an empty gallery. However, spectators will return to the field as the postponed part of the 14th IPL is being held outside India.
As a precautionary measure when spectators return to the field, it has been decided not to use the ball when it hits the gallery. The umpire will start the game with a new ball instead of the old one. The umpires will take the new ball after understanding the condition of the ball.
The gallery will be disinfected by collecting the falling balls. So that the ball can be used in the next match.
As a precautionary measure in the previous Bangladesh-Australia series, the game has been started with a new ball instead of the one that hit the gallery. Understanding the condition of the ball, the umpires took the new ball. The umpires will take new balls in the same manner in IPL.